The August Wilson Red Door Project will reprise their production of Hands Up at Artists Rep next week at the Winningstad Theatre.
We recommend getting your tickets right now.
The show premiered in Portland earlier this year, and since, has had several sold-out performances at Reed College, Weiden + Kennedy, Artists Rep and the Hollywood Theater.
Directed by Red Door Project co-founder Kevin Jones, Hands Up is a series of seven monologues written by seven black playwrights, which "explore their feelings about the well-being of black people in a culture of institutional profiling."
The New Black Fest first commissioned the monologues in 2014 in the wake of police shootings of Mike Brown and John Crawford III, among others. Jones says this production aims to focus on the "remarkable resilience" behind the stories told in the monologues. After the show, there will be an audience talk-back, where members of the audience can ask questions and discuss the play.
Currently, Jones's production of August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned is at the Portland Playhouse, and seems to follow the theme of "remarkable resilience" that Jones is focusing on in Hands Up.
SEE IT: Hands Up plays at Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, portland5.com. 7:30 pm Monday-Thursday Oct. 17-20, additional performance 11 am Wednesday Oct. 19. Free with reservation, donations accepted.