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.
A choral/hip-hop theatre work about coming of age in an age of guns, (Be)longing is coming to New Haven in 2017 as part of the Festival. Created by Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis at the Center for the Arts at VirginiaTech, (Be)longing has grown into a national initiative asking how we recover from violence and prevent its recurrence. Activate (Be)longing is a series of events leading up to the Festival and during the performances of (Be)longing intended to expand the conversation and experience beyond the performance.
Through Activate (Be)longing we hope to connect individuals and groups who share a passion for keeping young people alive.
The Arts & Ideas high school Fellowship students are teaming up with Citywide Youth Coalition to present a Town Hall discussion as part of "Activate (Be)longing."
Thu, June 8, 2017, 5:30pm