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One Minute Plays: Every 28 Hours and Our Response at Trinity Repertory Company

The Every 28 Hours Plays Monday, October 17 at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public. Dowling Theater at Trinity Repertory Company.
The Every 28 Hours Plays is a national collaboration inspired by our current Civil Rights Movement. The title focuses on the widely shared and contested statistic that every 28 hours in America, a black person is killed by the police, vigilante, or security guard. The collection of 90 one minute plays about this historic time were written by playwrights across the nation during phase one.  Following last year’s powerful evening of one-minute plays(take a look of our coverage from last year) responding to the contested statistic that every 28 hours a black person is killed by a vigilante, security guard or police, Trinity Repertory Company will revisit last year’s plays written on the ground in Ferguson in our second community-led performance of Every 28 Hours. Developed and curated by Dominic D’Andrea producing artistic director of The One-Minute Play Festival. The event also featuring also RPM Voices of Rhode Island and Project 401. One year after the kick-off performance of the nationwide theater initiative, actors of varying ages, races and experiences will be reading 90+ plays inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Trinity Rep resident actor Joe Wilson, Jr. will be facilitating a conversation after the performance.

The One-Minute Play Festival: Our Response Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public. Dowling Theater at Trinity Repertory Company. 

Called to action by the nationwide theater initiative Every 28 Hours, Trinity Rep,Community College of Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island, Wheaton College, and the Southside Cultural Center with the City of Providence have come together to present an evening of locally made one-minute plays. Exploring equity, inclusion, and race, these plays are born from the hearts, minds and experiences of our community, spurred by workshops facilitated by One-Minute-Play Festival‘s Dominic D’Andrea and produced by Trinity Rep’s Joe Wilson, Jr. Join us for this special evening when theater is activism, and our community takes the stage.

About The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF)

1MPF is America’s largest and longest running grass roots community-engaged theatre festival, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF is social barometer practice, which investigates local zeitgeist and narratives through dialogue, consensus building, and a performance of minute-long moments generated by each community. #1MPF works in partnership with traditional theatres, cultural institutions, and social justice institutions across the country sharing educational, community-focused, or public service missions. The aim is to create locally sourced community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion. #1MPF includes participants of different points of age, race, culture, gender, socio-economic background, and stage of career.
1mpf-logoAnnual partnerships have been created in over 20 cities including: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Trenton, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Austin, Indianapolis, Anchorage, Honolulu, St. Louis, and more, with partnering institutions like Primary Stages, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Second Stage Uptown, New Georges at New York City Center, Z-Space, Victory Gardens Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre Company, The Playwrights Foundation, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Actor’s Express, InterAct Theatre, Mixed Blood, Walking Shadow Theatre, Passage Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Salvage Vanguard, ScriptWorks,  ACT, Perseverance Theatre, Round House Theatre, Honolulu Theatre For Youth, and others.  
Notable #1MPF contributors have included: David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Neil LaBute, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Nilaja Sun, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Robert Schenkkan, Lydia Diamond, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, Sam Hunter, Karen Hartman, Robert Askins, Colman Domingo, José Rivera, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garcés, & over to 1400 celebrated, emerging, and mid-career playwrights.  For more information

Southside Cultural Center Providence –  #1mpf workshop session in partnership with Producing Artistic Director Dominic D’Andrea from The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF), Joe Wilson Jr. and Rebecca Noon from Trinity Repertory Company and community members from Providence.

Read about The Ferguson Moment Stages a Movement from American Theatre Magazine and The One-Minute Play Festival: Our Response on Providence Monthly and Wheaton College

For questions about the The Every 28 Hours Plays or The One-Minute Play Festival: Our Response , contact Community Engagement Coordinator Rebecca Noon at

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