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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance $100 with other plays in collection
Time Period - Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
Black issues, Current Events
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Eric Holmes' monologue broken into 4 acts theatrically explores the views of a man who is both white and black. He explains how he would have handled the situation with Michael Brown and officer Darren Wilson, and how he would tell his story to Charlie Rose on PBS while saying he has never experienced any sort of police injustices, but still recognizes that things could be different with a few small detail changes.
A part of the collection Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments
“[A] stirring and often raw compilation. – Broad Street Review, Read More
“These short monologues chronicle each author's encounters with the daily indecencies of racial profiling, stop-and-frisk, harassment, and casual racism inflicted by police, media, and society in general…each author delivers a brutally honest telling of their own experience.” – Philly.com, Read More
“Hands Up: 7 Playwrights; 7 Testaments makes the idea of "conversation" more than a hopeful shibboleth. With community involvement baked in, it responds directly to the world.” – Indy Week, Read More
Hands Up received its world premiere at Flashpoint Theatre Company at the University of the Arts on June 13, 2015, directed by Joanna Settle.
Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
Hands Up at the National Black Theatre
Eric Micha Holmes is a playwright based out of Brooklyn, NY whose work has been seen and developed at MCC Theater (“Pornplay, Or Blessèd Are The Meek,”) Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (“World Without Names,”) New York Theatre Workshop (“Nimpsey Pink,”) The Lark Play Development Center (“Wolf/Paper/Sky,”) SPACE at Ryder Farm (“The Stick Up,”) and The Actors Studio Playwright/Director Unit ... view full profile
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