Green ’18 and DuPree Appear in “The Every 28 Hours Plays”

Green ’18 and DuPree Appear in “The Every 28 Hours Plays”

December 5, 2017 – Nasir Green ‘18 and Rick DuPree, SAAS Director of Community Partnerships, participated in “The Every 28 Hours Plays” event this past weekend at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI).

The Every 28 Hours Plays is a national collaboration inspired by our current Civil Rights Movement. The title focuses on the widely shared but contested statistic that every twenty-eight hours in America, a black person is killed by the police, a vigilante, or a security guard. The collection of eighty, one-minute plays about this historic time were written by playwrights across the nation including David Henry Wang, Neil LaBute, Stew, Universes, Kristoffer Diaz, Jacqueline Lawton, Migdalia Cruz, Lisa Loomer, and Lynn Nottage among others. In Seattle, community members, artists, activists, and organizations participated in the reading, a ritual of strength, and a celebration of forward movement. The collaboration was produced by The Hansberry Project, CD Forum for Arts & Ideas, Langston, Northwest African American Museum and Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and was directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, Professor and Head of the MFA in Directing Program at the University of Washington School of Drama.

Above: Nasir Green ’18 (Photo Credit – Naomi Ishisaka Photography)