Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Phase One Oct 20-24, St. Louis County

A Real Life Superhero

Bree Newsome became an Internet and media sensation when she did what many were longing to do but didn’t dare. She scaled a flagpole outside South Carolina's statehouse and brought the flag down, while police officers waited to arrest her below.

Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Coming soon across the nation! Oct 20-24!

What is The Ferguson Moment?

We call on artists across the nation to share their responses to the oppression, violence, and resistance to racially motivated police brutality


Marcia Chatelain, an assistant professor in the Department of History, created the #FergusonSyllabus in response to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Quills & Queues: 28 hours in a single minute

Quills & Queues: 28 hours in a single minute By Angela Decker for the Tidings

The “Every 28 Hours” project grew from last year’s “Ferguson Moment Project,” in which Alick and a number of theater artists around the country went to Ferguson and organized an artistic response to the events happening there. “What struck me was that the images we were seeing in the news around protests in Ferguson were literal reflections of what was happening in ‘The Great Society,’ our American Revolutions play at that time,” said Alick. The “American Revolutions” series is about our past, and this collaboration is about what is happening now, about history being made in this current Civil Rights Movement.”

Alick says she was particularly moved by the response she received from other theater artists. “One of the things I’ve found most thrilling about the project was that people immediately said yes. Regardless of whether they had the resources or the time, they felt it was important enough to make it work and participate.”

The One-Minute Play Festival is a large and long-running grassroots theater company. Under artistic director Dominic D’Andrea, the short plays are created to reflect communities and allow space for audiences to engage with social topics. So far, Alick says, this particular festival is the largest. “We have 45 playwrights participating all over the country, including Pulitzer Prize Winners, a Tony award winner and many strong, emerging playwrights,” she said.

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Trinity Rep to Host Every 28 Hours Launch, 10/26

Trinity Rep invites the public to a kick-off performance of the nationwide theater initiative, Every 28 Hours, on Monday, October 26, 2015. The project responds to the statistic that every 28 hours, a black person is killed by police. Following a week-long workshop in St. Louis, Missouri with playwrights from around the country, the first public reading of up to 90 one-minute plays resulting from the workshop will be held in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

"When I first heard about Every 28 Hours, I knew it was a conversation I wanted to bring to Providence and Trinity Rep," says community engagement coordinator Rebecca Noon. "The activist community in Rhode Island has been present and vocal in the face of the national #blacklivesmatter movement. We need to open the city's public spaces to engage in this big conversation. Every 28 Hours promises to be one of those nights where art connects people around a life and death matter."

Resident acting company member Joe Wilson, Jr. will attend the workshop in St. Louis as a representative of Trinity Rep, and will spearhead the Trinity Rep performance. The readings will feature a wide range of local actors of all ages, races and experiences. Wilson will facilitate a conversation following the performances, sharing his experience in St. Louis, and opening the floor for a larger discussion with artists and audience.

read more here: http://www.broadwayworld.com/rhode-island/article/Trinity-Rep-to-Host-Every-28-Hours-Launch-1026-20151008