The Red Door Project Presents The New Black Fest’s

Hands Up

7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

Directed by Kevin Jones

A powerful set of monologues commissioned by The New Black Fest in the wake of police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, and others.

Seven black playwrights have been commissioned to write monologues that explore their feelings about the well-being of black people in a culture of institutional profiling.

By playwrights Nathan James, Nathan Yungerberg, Idris Goodwin, Nambi Kelley, NSangou Njikam, Eric Holmes, Dennis A Allen II.

Starring La’Tevin Alexander, Alonzo Chadwick, Sekai Edwards, Joseph Gibson, Jasper Howard, Jonathan Thompson and Ashley Williams.

Directed by Kevin Jones.

Free and open to the public. Donations accepted at the door.

The August Wilson Red Door Project is committed to changing the racial ecology of Portland through the arts.

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Video: Production of Hands Up from the The National Black Theatre in association with The New Black Fest.


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Updated July 31, 2016