The New Black Fest’s Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

The New Black Fest’s Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

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The New Black Fest’s Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments
October 14 – October 18, 2020

Written by Nathan James, Nathan Yungerberg, Idris Goodwin, Nambi E. Kelley, Nsangou Njikam, Eric Micha Holmes, Dennis A. Allen II

Directed by Luther D. Wells

In response to the 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, The New Black Fest commissioned seven emerging Black playwrights to explore the institutional profiling and stereotyping of African Americans.  The protest drama that materialized consist of a series of monologues that recount the experience of real and imagined people who seek to reclaim voices silenced and violated by a system that historically sees BLACK as sub-human. In light of the national movement for justice and equity, Hands up is not just HISTORY— it’s TRUTH…it’s NOW!

Profanity. Suggested audience: Age 17 and above.

The New Black Fest’s HANDS UP: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

The Collection Includes:
Superiority Fantasy by Nathan James
Holes in My Identity by Nathan Yungerberg
They Shootin! Or I Ain’t Neva Scared… by Idris Goodwin
Dead of Night… The Execution of… by Nambi E. Kelley
Abortion by Nsangou Njikam
Walking Next to Michael Brown by Eric Holmes
How I Feel by Dennis A. Allen II

Streamed Virtually on Demand:
Wednesday -10/14
Thursday – 10/15
Ticket Price: $8
Viewing Time: Starts at 12:01 a.m. EST | Expires at 11:59 p.m. EST
FAMU Students Free with ID

Live Virtual Performance:
Friday – 10/16
Ticket Price: $15
Viewing Time: 8 p.m. EST | Virtual waiting room opens at 7:45 p.m EST.
FAMU Students Free with ID

Streamed Virtually on Demand:
Saturday – 10/17
Sunday – 10/18
Ticket Price: $12
Viewing Time: Starts at 12:01 a.m. EST | Expires at 11:59 p.m. EST
FAMU Students Free with ID

Tickets are purchased per household.

Ticket Prices
Tickets are $8 – $15, intended for single-household use and are nonrefundable. There are no exchanges. If you wish to bundle your ticket with a donation to the Essential Theatre, please consider the options available at checkout.

How It Works
Streamed Virtually on Demand.
Choose a date you wish to view the performance. Once you purchase a ticket, you will receive a link to the email you provide to view the pre-recorded performance on demand (for the date you selected only). You and members of your household may watch it as many times as you wish until the link expires at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Live Virtual Performance.
Choose the date of the live stream.  Purchase a ticket.  You will receive a link to the email address you provide 30 mins before the performance.  You and members of your household must watch the performance in real time. The link will expire at the conclusion of the live stream performance.

What You Need
You will need an email address, internet access, a tablet or computer.

Questions
Please call the Box Office at 850.561.2425 or send an email to famuessentialtheatre@famu.edu

 

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