Every 28 Hours

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That Uppity Theatre Company says
October 15th at COCA 8pm!!!
October 24th Repertory Theatre St. Louis 8pm!!!

The "Every 28 Hours Plays" are inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, with participation by playwrights and theaters across the nation. The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D’Andrea, Producing Artistic Director), and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Claudia Alick, Producer) collaborated to create a collection of 71 one-minute plays from across the country called “Every 28 Hours”. This national partnership focuses on the widely shared statistic that every 28 hours in America, a black person is the victim of systemic violence and is killed by the police, vigilante, or security guard.

People in the St. Louis area have two opportunities to see the show. Center of Creative Arts (COCA) will be hosting a performance on Saturday, October 15th at 8pm and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will be hosting a performance on Monday, October 24th at 8pm. All performances will be free of charge.

These plays about a historic time are written by playwrights across the nation including Keith Josef Adkins, Migdalia Cruz, Kristoffer Diaz, Colman Domingo, Idris Goodwin, Kirsten Greenidge, David Henry Hwang, Neil LaBute, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Lisa Loomer, Tarell Alvin MacCraney, Dominique Morisseau, Stew and Lynn Nottage, Jerome A. Parker, Aaron Posner, Robert Schenkkan, Universes, Anu Yadav among others.

"Every 28 Hours” features 71 one-minute plays, nine of which were written by St. Louis playwrights including Nancy Bell, Marty Casey, Basmin Red Deer, Matthew Kerns, Joan Lipkin, Stephen Peirick, Mariah Richardson, Rick Trumble, and Kelley Weber.

In St. Louis, the participating groups include The Black Rep, Mustard Seed Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Show Me Arts Academy, Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble, and That Uppity Theatre Company, local student groups, and others. The producing team in St Louis includes Adam Flores, Joan Lipkin, Jacqueline Thompson, and Carl Overly.

“Every 28 Hours” reflects a very important time in civil rights in the United States. In light of the recent shootings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, we believe that our work with "Every 28 Hours" is more relevant than ever.
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By: That Uppity Theatre Company

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