August Wilson Red Door Project’s
The New Black Fest’s
7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments
Directed by Kevin Jones
Hands Up will be at Wieden + Kennedy September 9th at 7:30 pm and September 10th at 2:00 pm,
and at the Multnomah Arts Center on September 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 pm, and September 24th at 300 pm!
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.
Superiority Fantasy by Nathan James
Holes in My Identity by Nathan Yungerberg
They Shootin! Or I Ain’t Neva Scared…
by Idris Goodwin
Dead of Night… The Execution of…
by Nambi E. Kelley
Abortion by Nsangou Njikam
Walking Next to Michael Brown by Eric Holmes
How I Feel by Dennis 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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Hands Up Playwrights
Hands Up Cast
Video: Production of Hands Up from the The National Black Theatre in association with The New Black Fest.
Reserve your tickets now:
Shows on Sep. 9th & 10th are at Widen + Kennedy on 224 NW 13th Ave.
Shows on Sep. 22nd, 23rd, & 24th are at the Multnomah Arts Center on 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Updated July 31, 2016