The Every 28 Hours Plays

by various playwrights

The Every 28 Hours Plays, directed by Dr. Claire Syler

The Every 28 Hours Plays is a national performance project that takes its name from the shared and contested statistic that every twenty-eight hours a Black person is killed in the US by police or vigilante. Originally developed in St. Louis with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The One-Minute Play Festival, and in association with theatre makers from across the country, it features multiple short plays and a post-production talkback. Come join the conversation.

7:30 pm: Feb 20 – 23

2:00 pm: Feb 24

Rhynsburger Theatre

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online or at the box office.


MU Theatre box office in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby
from 2-5 pm, Mon. – Fri and one hour before show times.

Or by calling 573-882-PLAY (7529) and online at

The Every 28 Hours Plays are executive produced by CALLING UP. They were co-created and produced by Claudia Alick of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) and Dominic D’Andrea of The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF), with participation from St. Louis artists and community members, as well as playwrights and guest artists throughout the nation. Originally created and produced in St. Louis, the project swelled into a coordinated series of readings and engagements all over the country, sponsored and presented by our partnering theatres. Written By: Aaron Jafferis, Aaron Posner, Aleshea Harris, Amina Henry, Anu Yadav, Ari Roth, Aurin Squire, Basmin Red Dear, Brian "Dyalekt" Kushner, Chelsea Gregory, Chisa Hutchinson, Claudia Alick, Colman Domingo, D'Lo, Darius Stubbs, David Henry Hwang, Dominique Morriseau, Elaine Romero, Emma Sherman-Goldman, Eric Coble, Florinda Bryant, Gisla Stringer, Grant Harris, Heidi Van, Idris Goodwin, Ike Holter, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Jake Margolin, Jerome Parker, Jim McManus, Joan Lipkin, Joe Wilson Jr., Jonathan Norton, Josh Wilder, Keith Josef Adkins, Kelley Weber, Kevin R Free, Kirsten Greenidge, Kristoffer Diaz, Larissa FastHorse, Leilani Chan, Lily Junker, Lisa Loomer, Liza Jesse Peterson, Lynn Nottage, Mariah L. Richardson, Marshal Jones III, Marty K. Casey, Matthew R. Kerns, Migdalia Cruz, Nambi Kelley, Nancy Bell, Neil LaBute, Nikkole Salter, Olivia Medina, Ova Saopeng, Paul Tully, Prince Gomolvilas, Psalmayene 24 (greg morrison), Rasheedat Bandejo, Rick G. Trumble, Robert Maesaka, Robert Schenkkan, Shishir Kurup, Shruti Purkayastha, Sigrid Gilmer, Stephen Peirick, Steven Maurice Page, Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Stew, Syd Stewart, Tarrel McCraney, Zakiyyah Alexander. For more information on the original artists who created this body of work, please visit:

The Every 28 Hours Plays