On July 15 and 16, the Red Door Project presents New Black Fest's Hands Up! Seven Playwrights, Seven Testaments, an interactive theater experience featuring seven monologues by Black playwrights exploring topics related to race. The project was commissioned by the New Black Fest and is directed by Kevin Jones. The monologues are inspired by the events in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 and the fatal shootings of Michael Brown, John Crawford III, and others. The playwrights include Nathan James, Nathan Yungerberg, Idris Goodwin, Nambi Kelley, Glenn “NSangou” Gordon, Eric Holmes, and Dennis Allen II. Watch this video produced by the National Black Theatre to learn more.
The events will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Wieden + Kennedy building at 224 NW 13th Ave., Portland. Hands Up! is free and open to the public. This program is cosponsored by the YWCA of Greater Portland and Oregon Humanities. Reserve your free tickets for Friday, July 15, or Saturday, July 16.
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