by Gale Theatre Company

Jan. 14, 2017

Set to the music of Kanye West, TWENTYEIGHT is the story of six Black people separated from their homes in search of outer space. As they work to build their space craft, they live in constant fear of the sirens and what comes after the sirens are gone. TWENTYEIGHT is inspired by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement research that concluded in 2012 a Black person was murdered in the United States of America every 28 hours by a police officer or vigilante. TWENTYEIGHT is an afro-futuristic look at police brutality and racial violence. 

Written by Tyler English-Beckwith
Directed by Tyler English-Beckwith & Matrex Kilgore
Produced by Gale Theatre Company 

TWENTYEIGHT will premiere and run at The VORTEX from August 4-19, 2017
TWENTYEIGHT was originally developed for the 2014 Cohen New Works Festival at UT 
TWENTYEIGHT was developed through the Second Saturday Readings Series at The VORTEX in 2015

Poster photo Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin: Lawrence Peart


Najee: Mae Rose Hill
Isaiah: Kriston Woodreaux
Ruth: Taji Senior
James: Mercury 
Micah: Si Mon' Emmett
Levi: Cheveyo Madu Abayomi

by Tyler English-Beckwith
Gale Theatre Company

January 14, 2017
Vortex Repertory Theatre
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

DATE: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Time: 5 pm- 6 pm, Showing will be 45 minutes with a talkback afterward
Admission: Free (Suggested donation $10)