A.C.T.’s Every 28 Hours Black Arts Festival to Empower and Heal
By A.C.T. Publications Staff
|Artwork for the Every 28 Hours Black Arts Festival. By Kim Rhee.|
The festival will come to a close with performances from Every 28 Hours, a series of one-minute plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Co-created by Dominic D’Andrea of the One-Minute Play Festival and Claudia Alick of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Every 28 Hours takes its name from a study that found that statistically, a black person is killed every 28 hours by law enforcement in the United States. These performances will be presented by members of A.C.T.’s Master of Fine Arts Program, Young Conservatory, and Education & Community Programs, under the direction of Bay Area theater artist and activist Elizabeth Carter.
“I feel truly honored to be performing at this all-day, fortifying healing experience,” says performer Cheri Lynn, “Let’s heal some of the hurt together.”
All events at the Every 28 Hours Black Arts Festival are free and open to the public. Due to limited space, RSVPs for the workshops and panel discussion are required; RSVPs for the evening performances are strongly encouraged. To view the schedule and reserve a spot, click here.