Today, the Traverse and Theatre Uncut have announced Tools for Change - digital reimaginings of three plays from the Theatre Uncut archive that explore racism, censorship, power and identity.
Tools for Change comprises three playtexts – by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Gbolahan Obisesan and Niellah Arboine - which will be made available to download from the Theatre Uncut website from Mon 28 Sep, for viewers, campaigners, activists, educators and groups across the world to use, free of charge.
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.
The films will be released on the Traverse website on the following dates:
Monday 5 October: A Coin in Somebody Else’s Pocket by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan
Monday 12 October: Re: Exhibit by Gbolahan Obisesan
Monday 19 October: Safe by Niellah Arboine