The New Black Fest’s
“Hands Up”

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Date(s): 9/20/21 - 2/28/21


Type: Theater & Performing Arts, Virtual & Online

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Tune into this free series of virtual conversations and performances exploring the role of artistic expression as a tool for activism.

Directed by Keith Arthur Bolden and Alexis Woodard

Originally commissioned by the New Black Fest in response to the 2015 events in Ferguson, MO, where a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, Hands Up is comprised of separate monologues written by seven Black playwrights. The play depicts the realities of Black America from the perspective of varying genders, sexual orientations, skin tones, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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