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Theatre Uncut releases new series of short plays by female playwrights to download

The plays are available to download free of charge for a limited period

Theatre Uncut

Theatre Uncut, dedicated to creating political theatre and provoking debate, will release a series of short plays today that are free to download.

Exploring the themes of power from the female perspective and responding to current issues, the pieces are available rights-free at theatreuncut.com.

The seven confirmed contributors are British playwright Vivienne Franzmann (Mogadishu), British poet, playwright and performer Sabrina Mahfouz (Offside), award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta (Counting Stars), Cordelia Lynn (One For Sorrow), Bruntwood-winner Sharon Clark, writer and poet Suhaiymah Manzoor Khan and Gal Dem writer Niellah Arboine.

Speaking of the new series of plays Theatre Uncut's co-artistic directors Hannah Price and Emma Callander said: "As the world rocks with the fierce debate around gender equality we wanted to set our writers the challenge to explore the theme of power from the female perspective."

The company will also hold an afternoon of debate and performance at the Bristol Old Vic on Sunday 6 May with groups from across the city performing the new power plays. Theatre Uncut have been creating and distributing plays since 2011, with previous writers including Lucy Kirkwood, Jack Thorne and Neil LaBute. 6,000 people have performed their plays across 26 countries so far.