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Department of Theatre and Dance



By Nathan James, Nathan Yungerberg, Nambi Kelley, Idris Goodwin,Glenn “NSangou” Gordon, Eric Holmes, Dennis Allen II

Directed by Thomas-Whit Ellis

September 30 – October 8, 2016

Location: The Dennis & Cheryl Woods Theatre (Speech Arts Building at Fresno State)


Read the press release, click here.

Read the preview in the Fresno Bee.

About the play:
7 emerging black playwrights explore their feelings about the well-being of being black in a culture of institutional profiling. Monologues, vignettes, and scenes continuing the discussion on the epidemic of police violence within the African American community. Originally presented and developed with The New Black Festival.

Recommended for mature audiences only.

Watch the trailer of the initial production of Hands Up.

Full poster: Click here to open .pdf



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