It's been an honor bring HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments to the Triangle community. Congratulations to everyone involved and especially to Kathryn Hunter-Williams, Monet Noelle Marshall, Jules Odendahl-James, Ana Radulescu, Jeri Lynn Schulke and Devra Thomas for coming together in the spirit of collaboration and the desire not only to create, but also build community in response to human tragedy. Our cast, what can I say, these young men leaving it all on the stage. We've had packed houses and powerful post show discussions. It's been an enlightening and transformative experience. If you're in the area, there's one more performance tonight at 8:00pm. For those unable to attend, please enjoy these photos by Kenneth Campbell that capture moments before, during, and after from our opening night performance.
Photo Gallery of Protests in Ferguson
Pre-show Community Engagement Activity
Hands Up, Don't Shoot
"No human can keep their hands up forever."
Post show discussion
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HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments
Written by Dennis Allen, Idris Goodwin, Glenn Gordon, Eric Holmes, Nathan James, and Nathan Yungerberg
Directed by Monet Noelle Marshall
Dramaturgy by Jules Odendahl-James and Jacqueline E. Lawton
Featuring Malcolm Evans, Kenny Lampkin, Jordan Marshall, Justin Peoples, CJ Suitt and Marcus Zollicoffer
Stage Manager: JaMeeka Holloway
Produced by ArtsCenter Stage
Plan Your Visit
What: HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments
When: February 5-7 at 8:00 pm
Where: Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd, Durham
RSVP: (919) 384-7817
Online Tickets: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/4916
*HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments is produced in association with the New Black Fest.
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