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Bay Area Theaters Collaborate on EVERY 28 HOURS a Series of One-Minute Plays

By: Sep. 20, 2016
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American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.),Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and FaultLine Theater announced today a series of events celebrating Every 28 Hours, a series of one-minute plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement from 90 contributing artists. A.C.T. and Berkeley Repertory Theatre will present two one-day festivals, including excerpts from Every 28 Hours and performances by local artists, on October 18 and 19, 2016. Faultline Theater-in collaboration with A.C.T., Campo Santo, Crowded Fire Theater, and Lorraine Hansberry Theatre-will produce a full production of Every 28 Hours October 21-November 12, 2016. All performances are free and open to the public. Each event will be followed by discussions led by local activists and artists.

Co-created by Dominic D'Andrea of the One-Minute Play Festival and Claudia Alick of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Every 28 Hours is a national partnership focused on the widely shared and contested statistic that a black person is killed every 28 hours by a vigilante, security guard, or the police in the United States. Every 28 Hours consists of 75 one-minute plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, with participation from artists across the nation.

The New York Times said, "The Every 28 Hours project taps into the integral role that the arts-through songs, paintings, exhibits-have played in helping people to absorb, and protest, what happened in Ferguson."

Says A.C.T. Community Artistic Director Tyrone Davis, "This unique collaboration among Bay Area artists will bring diverse groups together to raise awareness about the urgent issues facing the Black community. I believe our lack of empathy for one another is the root of so much of the injustice in our society. Every 28 Hours allows us to see each other and reconnect as human beings."

These events will be held on the following evenings:

Tuesday, October 18, at 7 p.m.
The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater
1127 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Wednesday, October 19, at 7 p.m.
Berkeley Rep's Osher Studio
2055 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

October 21-November 12
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
144 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


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