The UK voted for Brexit, the US voted for Trump. The Brexit and Trump campaigns used a similar terminology around 'taking back control', returning to 'greatness' and ‘good old times’, yet behind those terms lingered a lot more extreme attitudes and claims. Many have protested the results of the UK referendum and the US election, but meanwhile acts of racism and xenophobia have been on the uprise not just in these two countries but across Europe. Blame is thrown around generously and aimlessly. But what now, where do we go from here?
A call-out to playwrights and theatre-makers to respond to the UK referendum and US election results, their causes and consequences. We are accepting script and performance submissions of 3-10 minutes in length, which can be stand-alone pieces or extracts. We accept scripts from writers (with or without a team attached) as well as theatre companies wanting to submit a short performance. Only one submission per person or company is allowed, though someone may submit individually and also as part of a company. Deadline for submissions is December 28th at 5pm. All profits from the show will be donated to charity.