The New Black Fest's "Hands Up": 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments
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Friday, October 8, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021
Across seven monologues written by seven Black playwrights, "Hands Up" depicts the realities of Black America from the perspective of varying genders, sexual orientations, skin tones, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The play was originally commissioned in 2015 by the New Black Fest in response to a police officer fatally shooting an unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The themes and stories it tells still ring true today. "Hands Up" is produced in association with Spelman College.
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