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Hands Up

Personal and Political

I've had the good fortune to interview playwright Idris Goodwin twice. Therefore, I know enough to know that I want to be in the audience for Hands Up, a series of seven monologues—one of which is Goodwin's—that create a “personal and political response to the deaths of unarmed black people.” Originally commissioned by The New Black Fest, a NYC-based theater organization, this piece is set to be an unmissable piece in this year's Revolutions Festival. Grab a ticket for Hands Up for $18-$24, and find yourself in the audience on Thursday, March 30, at 8pm or Saturday, April 1, at 4pm. (Maggie Grimason)

Saturday April 1, 2017

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110 Gold Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Cost:

$18-$24

Contact:

Tricklock Theatre

Phone: 505-414-3738
Website: Click to Visit

A personal and political response to the deaths of unarmed black people, examining the long tenuous relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement.

Amid the fervent public outcry over the repeated deaths of unarmed black people The New Black Fest, a New York based Theater organization, commissioned 7 African American playwrights to respond. Representing a wide range of experience, these writers coalesce the personal and political, each examining the long tenuous relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement. Told through a series of monologues and scenes, rendered in a myriad of styles, the voices bring to the fore the physical and psychological impacts of cultural bias and institutional profiling.

“[A] stirring and often raw compilation. – Broad Street Review  “These short monologues chronicle each author’s encounters with the daily indecencies of racial profiling, stop-and-frisk, harassment, and casual racism inflicted by police, media, and society in general…each author delivers a brutally honest telling of their own experience.” – Philly.com

This event is presented as part of the 2017 Revolutions International Theatre Festival.