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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
Mild Adult Themes
Black issues, Current Events
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Idris Goodwin's monologue is broken into three parts, each a poetic exploration of his perspective as a black man in Iowa City. The first retells his fear of being outside his home at midnight, the second shifts to how members of the white community react to his art as a black man, and the third paints a portrait of black men being gunned down and metaphorically hunted from a passing train.
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
Idris Goodwin is a playwright, Hip Hop artist, spoken word performer and
essayist. He is the author of the award winning and widely produced play How
We Got On (Playscripts, 2013) and the pushcart nominated essay collection These
Are The Breaks (Write Bloody, 2011). He’s performed on HBO and Sesame Street.
His two latest plays And in this corner….Cassius Clay (for StageOne Family
Theater) and ... view full profile
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