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Every 28 Hours Black Arts Festival 2018 | American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco

Every 28 Hours Black Arts Festival 2018
A Healing Experience

Feb 3, 2018 
3–10 p.m.
A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
1127 Market Street

In 2018, A.C.T. kicks off an annual festival highlighting and celebrating local Black art, culture, and activism. This year’s theme, A Healing Experience, will center on resilience and joy in the Black struggle against police brutality and Black oppression.

The free event will feature a full day of performances by local spoken-word artists, musicians, singers, and dancers, as well as visual art installations, guest speakers, and panel discussions led by community activists, with goods and food from local Black-owned businesses and restaurants for sale in The Strand lobby. Participating organizations at this year’s Every 28 Hours Black Arts Festival include Destiny Arts Center and SOMArts Cultural Center.  

The festival will culminate with performances from Every 28 Hours, a series of one-minute plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, performed by members of A.C.T.’s Master of Fine Arts Program, Young Conservatory, and Education & Community Programs, under the direction of Bay Area theater artist and activist Elizabeth Carter. Co-created by Dominic D’Andrea of the One-Minute Play Festival and Claudia Alick of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Every 28 Hours is a national partnership focused on the widely shared statistic that a Black person is killed every 28 hours by a vigilante, security guard, or the police in the United States.

All events at the Every 28 Hours Black Arts Festival are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged.



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