The Every 28 Hours Plays

STARTS 11/7/2016 Owen Theatre
7pm Free, reservations required.


Monday, November 7th at 7 p.m. in the Owen Theatre

The Every 28 Hours Plays, commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival and developed with the One-Minute Play Festival, is a national collaboration inspired by our current Civil Rights Movement. The title focuses on the widely shared and contested statistic that every 28 hours in America, a black person is killed by the police, vigilante, or security guard. The collection of 75 one minute plays about this historic time were written by playwrights across the nation and then developed in a week-long residency in St Louis which included community members, artists, law enforcement and activists.

The Goodman, in collaboration with Free Street Theater, will be one of several theatres across the country presenting a staged reading of these plays and engaging in a conversation born out of the outrage surrounding Michael Brown’s 2014 death in Ferguson, Missouri.