How I Feel

by  Dennis A. Allen II

Monologues, Drama  /  1m

A part of the collection Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Dennis A. Allen II's monologue very boldly and clearly states the frustrations of everyone who recognizes the injustices done to the black community by poice officers. In solidarity the playwright asks that you raise your hands up during the monologue.

A part of the collection Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

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Reviews

REVIEWS 

“[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

Videos

  • Hands Up at the National Black Theatre
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $100 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 10 minutes

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1m
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  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

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Authors

Dennis A. Allen II

Dennis A. Allen II is an actor, playwright, and New York native, who takes his mantra from Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist: “To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation.” After receiving his BA in Communications, Dennis tried his hand at acting, thinking it would be a hobby, and auditioned for a local repe ...

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Hands Up received its world premiere at Flashpoint Theatre Company at the University of the Arts on June 13, 2015, directed by Joanna Settle.

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