The New Black Fest's Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments (Paperback)

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In light of the police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, among others, The New Black Fest commissioned seven emerging black playwrights to write 10-15 minute monologues that explore their feelings about the well-being of black in a culture of institutional profiling.

Praise For…

“[A] stirring and often raw compilation. – Broad Street Review

“These short monologues chronicle each author's encounters with the daily indecencies of racial profiling, stop-and-frisk, harassment, and casual racism inflicted by police, media, and society in general…each author delivers a brutally honest telling of their own experience.” –

“Hands Up: 7 Playwrights; 7 Testaments makes the idea of "conversation" more than a hopeful shibboleth. With community involvement baked in, it responds directly to the world.” – Indy Week
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573705687
ISBN-10: 0573705682
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: May 18th, 2017
Pages: 70
Language: English