Every 28 Hours” is a theater project and national partnership inspired by the widely-shared and hotly-debated statistic that a black person is killed by the police, security guards, or neighborhood watch vigilantes every 28 hours in the United States.

Conceived shortly after the August, 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, The Every 28 Hours Plays tap into the role that the arts have played in helping people process and protest what happened in Ferguson. Last October, Theater makers from around the US traveled to Ferguson and St. Louis to listen, learn, and create a theatrical response alongside local artists. They met with historians, high school students, police officers, community organizers, and other residents of the city before crafting one-minute plays around the theme of police violence and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. The collection of plays was presented as staged readings in St. Louis and Ferguson in October of 2015.

This event is free and open to the public and reservations are highly encouraged. Up to four tickets may be reserved by calling the McCarter Theatre Center’s ticket office at 609-258-2787 or by completing our Reservation Form.

The presentation of the plays will be followed by a community discussion. Featured guests will include:

  • Dr. Edward Glaude, Chair of African American Studies
  • Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Assistant Professor, Sociology and African American Studies
  • Dr. Ali Michael, UPenn Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education
  • Mr. Asanni York, president of the Princeton Black Student Union

Monday, October 24, 7 – 9pm
McCarter Theatre Center
Berlind Stage
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540