The Every 28 Hours Plays is a series of 1-minute works by 80 different playwrights that are inspired by our current moment in Civil Rights history and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The event is put on by a handful of local institutes, including The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) and the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas (CD Forum).
The play readings draw on the statistic that a black person is killed by a vigilante, security guard, or the police in the United States every 28 hours.
Arie Kidhe from the Northwest African American Museum and Sharon N. Williams from the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas join New Day to talk about the event and the inspiration behind it.
The event takes place Saturday, December 2, at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle. The plays are presented at 3pm, with a celebration following at 5pm. The event is free and open to the public.