Tools for Change

Theatre Uncut and the Traverse Theatre present digital reimaginings of three plays from the Theatre Uncut archive that explore racism, censorship, power and identity.

Tools for Change

About Tools for Change

Theatre Uncut and the Traverse Theatre are releasing digital reimaginings of three plays from the Theatre Uncut archive that explore racism, censorship, power and identity.

Three new filmed versions of each of these scripts will be made available to view on the Traverse Theatre website throughout October, and will be available to the public until Saturday 28 November. (Students and staff at universities, schools, colleges and youth theatres can request to view the films until 28 November 2023.)

Groups and organisations are invited and encouraged to use both the playtexts and films as tools to raise awareness and encourage discussion of the topics they cover.

Monday 5 October: A Coin in Somebody Else’s Pocket by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Award-winning poet and playwright Manzoor-Khan explores the experience of being asked to write her very first play in this form bending monologue.

Originally commissioned as part of The Power Plays produced by Theatre Uncut in 2018.

Monday 12 October: Re: Exhibit by Gbolahan Obisesan

Director, actor and playwright Obisesan confronts colonial white privilege in a showdown between a producer and a performer.

Originally commissioned as part of Walking the Tightrope: the Tension Between Art and Politics co-produced by Offstage Theatre and Theatre Uncut in 2014 in response to the protests against the production Exhibit B that opened in the UK at the Edinburgh International Festival and closed during its presentation at the Barbican in London. With thanks to Theatre Peckham and Cressida Brown.

Monday 19 October: Safe by Niellah Arboine

Journalist and Gal Dem’s Lifestyle Editor Arboine tracks the journey of a woman searching for a safe space in the opinionated noise of the internet.

Originally commissioned as part of The Power Plays produced by Theatre Uncut in 2018.


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