Every 28 Hours
American Conservatory Theater (2015)
Stanford University (2016)
in collaboration with
Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the One-Minute Play Festival
Every 28 Hours was a national theatre project focused on the widely shared and contested statistic that every twenty-eight hours a Black person in the United States is killed by vigilantes, security guards, or police. The project commissioned a series of one-minute plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and developed by artists across the nation. After participating in a weeklong residency in Ferguson and St. Louis, MO, I produced and co-directed a rapid-response stage reading of the plays at A.C.T. in San Francisco. I then joined the national advisory board and supported theatres and organizations around the country in preparation for the national month of action held in October 2016. I also chaired the Cultural Competency Taskforce for the project (which created this Cultural Competency Guide for producing the plays) and produced a campus-wide stage reading of the plays at Stanford University.