The Every 28 Hours Plays consists of 72 one-minute plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, with participation from artists across the nation. The L.A. engagement incorporates panel discussions around the Black Lives Matter movement and maintaining physical/emotional well-being in today's powder keg environment.
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The Every 28 Hours Plays, a national partnership focused on the widely shared and contested statistic that every twenty-eight hours a black person is killed by a vigilante, security guard, or police in the United States. Theatres and playwrights across the country under the leadership of Claudia Alick (The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Community Producer) and Dominic D’Andrea (The One Minute Play Festival, Producing Artistic Director) connected to craft a selection of one-minute plays inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement with the goal of capturing the making of our current Civil Rights Movement. The aim of E28 LA is to engage the Los Angeles community in a dialogue of expression, empathy, and healing.
Join Watts Village Theatre Co, Artists Against Oppression, The Living Spree, Urban Theatre Movement, and more for this nationwide collaboration and conversation.
Artists Against Oppression (AAO) is a 501c (3) nonprofit California Corporation whose primary mission is to create and/or support artistic endeavors that 1) seek to bring to public consciousness the plights of various oppressed or dispossessed peoples in America; and 2) through these creative/artistic endeavors, seek to improve the status/lives of such oppressed/dispossessed either by inclusion in community artistic projects or contributing.
Watts Village Theatre Company ( WVTC) is a 501c (3) nonprofit that nurtures and produces works of theater and educational programming that inspire action and dialogue about contemporary social issues to honor the rich history, cultural diversity of South Los Angeles. Since its founding, WVTC has received numerous awards including the 2010 John Anson Ford Human Relations Award. WVTC remains the only independent professional theater company in Watts, CA.
Saturday, Oct 15 2016, 1pm - 7pm.
Phoenix Hall, WLCAC, 10950 S. Central Ave., Watts, CA 90059.
This event is free and open to the public.