Joan Lipkin: "Every 28 Hours" (Truth & Reconciliation: Salon Conversation I)
Oct 31, 2016
from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
|Where||Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center|
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Every 28 Hours
This collection of 75 one-minute plays was inspired by the widely shared-- yet hotly contested--statistic that every twenty-eight hours a black person is killed by a vigilante, security guard, or police officer in the United States. Originally created and produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The One-Minute Play Festival in response to events in Ferguson following Michael Brown’s death, the plays were curated from playwrights nation-wide. In October 2016, artists nationwide will present the plays in a unified effort to create productive spaces for communities to engage with the important but sensitive topic of racial inequalities in the United States. The IAH has partnered with the College of Arts and Architecture and the School of Theatre to bring this unique opportunity to Penn State students, joining our community with this national partnership.
Opportunity for facilitated conversation inspired by the plays will be offered immediately following the performances. Audience members or interested others are also invited to attend one or both Salon Conversation sessions, to be held in the days following.