The Every 28 Hours Plays is a national project focused on the current Civil Rights movement. The title came from the widely shared and contested statistic that every twenty-eight hours a black person is killed by vigilante, security guard, or the police in the United States. The project consists of around 70+ one minute plays and original local content with participation from artists across the nation.

Our goal is to confront the idea that “this doesn’t happen here” by sharing local stories along with the national ones and to inspire empathy and citywide mobilization around the existing and ongoing organzing around police accountability.  


Friday October 21, 2016, 7PM 

Collaborators include:

Educational Center for the Arts, HartBeat Ensemble, People Against Police Brutality, BlackLivesMatterNewHaven, Collective Consciousness Theatre, Common Ground High School, Urban Farm, and Environmental Education Center, Southern Connecticut State University, Ice The Beef Youth, Long Wharf Theatre, Showing Up for Racial Justice, and more.

View the EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS zine by clicking the icon.


Co-created and produced by Claudia Alick of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dominic D’Andrea of The One-Minute Play Festival, with the participation of theater artists around the country. Originally created and produced on the ground in the St Louis community, and in Ferguson, the third phase of the project are a coordinated series of national readings and engagements all over the country sponsored and presented by our partnering theatres. For more information on the original artists who created this body of work, please visit:  www.thefergusonmoment.com