The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host an engagement of The Every 28 Hours Plays at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Tickets will be available on a pay-what-you-can scale by phone at 800-219-8161 or in person at the OSF Box Office.
The Every 28 Hours Plays consist of works by 72 playwrights from across the United States responding to this moment in Civil Rights history.
The OSF event will feature local community and OSF company members, be sign-interpreted and be followed by post-show audience engagement.
The plays will be directed by Christiana Clark, Catherine Castellanos, Matthew Reynolds, Betsy Bishop, Kamilah Long, Leah Anderson, Nemuna Ceesay, Dawn Monique Williams, Kyle Haden and others.
Community collaborators include Ashland High School, Southern Oregon University, Oregon Center for the Arts, Crater Renaissance Academy, the United Way of Jackson County, the Racial Equity Coalition, Vision Quilt and others, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Racial Equity Coalition.
Every 28 Hours is produced by OSF under the leadership of Community Producer Claudia Alick and developed with Dominic D’Andrea (producing artistic director of The One-Minute Play Festival), artists from across the nation and in association with local St. Louis theater makers. The title of the project is inspired by the contested nature of the statistic that every 28 hours a black person is killed by security guard, vigilante or police by extrajudicial violence.
The OSF and other events represent the third and final phase of Every 28 Hours, which emerged from The Ferguson Moment project created in August 2014 in response to the death of Michael Brown. For more information, visit every28hoursplays.org.