Discussions of Race Take Center Stage at Trinity Rep With 'Every 28 Hours'
On October 17 at 7:30pm, for the second year in a row, Trinity Rep will be performing a series of one-minute plays that brings attention to the events of Ferguson, MO. The national project, called Every 28 Hours, created by The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The One-Minute Play Festival, is named after the statistic that a black individual is killed by a police officer every 28 hours in the US.
Joe Wilson, Jr., resident actor at Trinity Rep, along with other theater artists across the country developed these plays during a weeklong residency in St. Louis last year. There, they immersed themselves in the Ferguson and St. Louis communities and listened to stories, including those of Michael Brown’s death. These narratives shaped the one-minute plays, which will be performed by volunteers in each participating actor’s local community this month.
“It’s only natural that we’re using art in our communities to provide a space for the really tough discussions, as a way to provide voices to people,” says Joe. “That’s the idea behind the one-minute play methodology: providing a time and space for as many voices as possible.”
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