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
“[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: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 10 minutes
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
Hands Upr eceived its world premiere at Flashpoint Theatre Company at the University of the Arts on June 13, 2015, directed by Joanna Settle.