Theatre Uncut are back with THE POWER PLAYS: a new series of brand-new of short plays written by some of the UK’s most dynamic female playwrights exploring the theme of power from the female perspective.
Responding to current gender politics, including the #timesup and #metoo movements, the writers are diverse and wide-ranging in their backgrounds and professional experience.
Niellah Arboine (Gal Dem),
Sharon Clark (Bruntwood Prize Judges Award 2017- Plow),
Vivienne Franzmann (Bruntwood Prize 2008- Mogadishu, The Witness, Pests, Bodies),
Cordelia Lynn (Lela & Co),
Suhaiymah Manzoor Khan (Roundhouse Poetry Slam Finalist)
Sabrina Mahfouz (A Little Bit of Luck)
Atiha Sen Gupta (What Fatima Did, Counting Stars)
The Power Plays will be available for anyone anywhere to download and perform free of charge until the end of June 2018. Co- Artistic Director Emma Callander will be presenting The Power Plays at the Bristol Old Vic on the 6th May 2018. Click here to find out more information of the event
Over 6,000 people have performed Theatre Uncut plays across 26 countries so far.
“As the world rocks with the fierce debate around gender equality, we wanted set our writers the challenge to explore the theme of power from the female perspective. We are delighted to be working with a collection of the UK’s most dynamic playwrights, some who have written for Theatre Uncut before and some for the first time. We can’t wait to see how people use the plays to take part in the global debate, joining with Theatre Uncut at this immensely exciting moment in history.” – Hannah Price and Emma Callander, Co-Artistic Directors of Theatre Uncut