Winner of the Fringe First, Herald Angel and Spirit of the Fringe awards Edinburgh 2012
"Theatre Uncut isn't just a peformance, it's an idea: that theatre can be immediately responsive to world events, engender discussion and effect change." Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
"21st century theatre at the raw peak of it's powers doing exactly what it does best"Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
Theatre Uncut was created to get people thinking, talking and taking action on the events that are happening in the world around them.
The plays have been performed over 200 groups in 17 countries across 4 continents so far with performances happening in theatres, community centres, schools and universites, on the streets, on public buses in Mexico to village church halls in the UK.
The idea is simple...
We ask playwrights, whose work inspires us, to write brand new short plays in response to the current political situation. These scripts are then made available for anyone to perform anywhere. The Theatre Uncut 2012 plays are available now and can be performed rights free between the week of 12th - 18th November 2012.
These plays belong to you, they were written for you, to be performed by you. So if you want to hold a reading in your local library, occupy a street of your town and perform them to passers by, hold an event in your university, your workplace, youth theatre, or just read one with friends in your front room then go to 2012 Plays to find out how you can. The 2011 plays have been pubished by Oberon and can be purchased here.
And spread the word. If you know of anyone who might be interested in sharing conversations about current events through theatre then let them know these plays are available. We want as many people as possible, across the globe, involved in Theatre Uncut to make it clear that we will not sit in silence.
The plays are all available in their original language and English. We are always looking for translators so do get in touch if you would like to translate any of the plays into your own language.
Theatre Uncut is currently an entirely voluntary organisation. Absolutely everyone involved donates their time, energy and skill.
CLICK HERE TO SEE A MAP OF THEATRE UNCUT EVENTS THAT HAVE HAPPENED ALL OVER THE WORLD SO FAR