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
“[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
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$100 with other plays in collection
- Time Period: Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 10 minutes
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
Hands Up received its world premiere at Flashpoint Theatre Company at the University of the Arts on June 13, 2015, directed by Joanna Settle.