The New Group, Labyrinth Theater Company, and Working Theater present selections from The Every 28 Hours Plays November 7 at The Bank Street Theater in New York City. The evening features a collection of one-minute plays written by notable playwrights, centered on the current Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements.
The free event takes place at 6 PM and 8:30 PM. Approximately 50 plays are expected to be shared throughout the evening, including one-minute works by Keith Josef Adkins, Zakkiyyah Alexander, Kristoffer Diaz, Colman Domingo, Amina Henry, Chisa Hutchinson, David Henry Hwang, Nambi E. Kelley, Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Nikkole Salter, Robert Schenkkan, and many others. A company of volunteer directors and actors are also participating.
Originally co-organized by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and One Minute Play Festival, The 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, in August 2014. The fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the statistic that every 28 hours a Black person is the victim of systemic violence somewhere in the United States prompted the artistic response.