New Group, Labyrinth & Working Theater present THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS

11/2/2016 2:40pm

The New GroupLabyrinth Theater Company and Working Theater will present selections from The Every 28 Hours Plays, a collection of one-minute plays centered on the current Civil Rights and BlackLivesMatter movements. Set for Mon Nov 7, this one-night-only event includes staged readings at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM, each followed by a discussion of the issues raised by the plays, and how art/activism can impact the local and national conversation around BlackLivesMatter. This presentation takes place at the Bank Street (155 Bank St).  This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required to literary@thenewgroup.org. Originally co-organized by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and One Minute Play FestivalThe Every 28 Hours Plays is a collection of 72 one-minute plays written by playwrights from all over the country in response to the events in Ferguson, MO, and the widely shared statistic that every 28 hours, a Black person is the victim of systemic violence somewhere in the United States. The evening will include approximately 50 plays from the collection, including one-minute works by Keith Josef AdkinsZakkiyyah AlexanderKristoffer DiazColman DomingoAmina HenryChisa Hutchinson, David Henry HwangNambi E. KelleyDominique MorisseauLynn NottageNikkole SalterRobert Schenkkan and many others, delivered by a company of volunteer directors and actors. For information, please visit thenewgroup.org/every28hours. Press contact: Bridget Klapinski/Seven17 PR (347/246-6182)...