Theatre Uncut work in collaboration with companies across the world to facilitate writers to create politically responsive work. This gives the writers a chance to tell the rest of the world what is happening in their country first hand, with their work being released through the Theatre Uncut global network. These collaboration programmes can be created bespoke for the country, the writers and the company, utilising the dramaturgical skills of Co-Artistic Directors Emma Callander & Hannah Price and the wide range of facilitation skills within the collection of Theatre Uncut writers.
Theatre Uncut Turkey
DOT Theatre in Istanbul, Turkey approached Theatre Uncut to create a project bringing leading Turkish writers together with leading UK writers to respond to the Gezi Park occupation and protests in Taksim Square. Hannah Price travelled to Istanbul with UK writers Davey Anderson and Stef Smith to work with Turkish writers Ayfer Tunc, Berkun Oya, Derem Çıray and Hakan Günday. The group held in-depth discussion sessions, visited landmarks in Istanbul and held interviews with historians and journalists.
The Theatre Uncut Istanbul plays premiered at Istanbul International Theatre Festival in May 2014, then were also presented at the Traverse Theatre during the Edinburgh Festival in August 2014, directed by Murat Daltaban and Hannah Price.
Theatre Uncut Ireland
HatchLK in Limerick Ireland approached Theatre Uncut to work with emerging writers in Limerick to facilitate their response to the continued aftermath of the financial crash in Ireland. Emma Callander travelled to Limerick with writer Davey Anderson to work with Irish artists Ann Blake, Brendan Maher, Connor Cillan Madden, Sinead O’Loughlin, Tracy Ryan and Joanne Ryan to facilitate their writing of short responsive plays, as well as supporting their ongoing creative progress.