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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, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Nathan Yungerberg's monologue tells of his experience going to a community discussion about Ferguson and his relation to identity as a black man being raised by white parents. Dismissal of feelings and how upbringing can change perspective fill this piece with sincerity and truth about the multititude of perspectives of the black population.
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
Nathan Yungerberg lives between Brooklyn and Oakland. His plays: The Son of
Dawn and Pousada Azul have had readings at the Playwrights’ Center in
Minneapolis, The Lorraine Hansberry Theater and Z Below in San Francisco, The
National Black Theater, Classical Theater of Harlem and the Blackboard Reading
Series in NYC. Nathan was a season 4 playwright for The Fire This Time festival,
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