Every 28 Hours Plays

Today, in the United States of America, black people are killed by police at a sharply higher rate than other Americans. We have trouble talking about it, let alone addressing it. We have to NOW.

Access over seventy short plays that reflect the current civil rights movement, and tools to help your community address these issues, grow empathy, and become healthier.

Photo by Erin X Smithers.  Rhode Island Trinity Repertory Theater 2015

We chose “Every 28 Hours” as the title of our project because of the contested nature of the statistic. In an interview Claudia Alick shared, “…every 28 hours? Every 48 hours? Every 98 hours? How many hours does it need to be?”


Photo by Naomi Ishi Saka Seattle. Langston Hughes Center 2017

Every 28 Hours is a national partnership focused on the widely shared and contested statistic that every twenty-eight hours a black person is killed by vigilante, security guard, or the police in the United States.

Audience Reactions from our first public reading in Ferguson