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Nambi E. Kelley
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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, Women's Issues
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Nambi Kelley's monologue takes into account a black woman's experience with police brutality. Kelley tells of an experience being abused by a white boyfriend and then being taken to jail because the police chose his side. Not only is the black population marginalized, but women even more so.
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 Upr eceived 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
Nambi has penned plays for Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, and Court Theatre/American Blues Theater in Chicago, Lincoln Center in New York, and internationally internationally with LATT Children’s Theatre/Unibooks Publishing Company (South Korea) Teatri Sbagliati (Italy), and The Finger Players (Singapore) where she also performed in the co-adapted production in Singapore of The Book of Living and ... view full profile
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