Hands up is a collection of 6 monologues detailing personal experiences of police brutality in the lives of African Americans. I was very eager to be a part of this project especially in the wake of so many tragedies. When I started this project I knew that music would play an integral role in reinforcing the emotional arc of the play so I wanted to pull very specific songs to speak to the experiences African americans face. I also wanted pre show to have moments of education for people who were new to both Hip Hop and #blacklivesmatter issues. I have included a link that includes the sound bytes That the pre show was built from.
Click here to listen to the Hands Up Playlist
Produced by Red Door Project