Dead of Night… The Execution of…

by  Nambi E. Kelley

Monologues, Drama  /  1f

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

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Dead of Night… The Execution of…

by  Nambi E. Kelley

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    1f
  • Duration

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    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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Nambi Kelley's monologue takes into account a black woman's experience with police brutality. Kelley tells of an experience being abused by a white boyfriend and then being taken to jail because the police chose his side. Not only is the black population marginalized, but women even more so.

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

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Reviews

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“[A] stirring and often raw compilation. – Broad Street ReviewRead 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 WeekRead More

Videos

  • Hands Up at the National Black Theatre
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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

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

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  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

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Authors

Nambi E. Kelley

Nambi has penned plays for Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, and Court Theatre/American Blues Theater in Chicago, Lincoln Center in New York, and internationally internationally with LATT Children’s Theatre/Unibooks Publishing Company (South Korea) Teatri Sbagliati (Italy), and The Finger Players (Singapore) where she also ...

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Hands Upr eceived 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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