Playwrights Pen Works in Response to Trump Presidency | Playbill

News Playwrights Pen Works in Response to Trump Presidency Caryl Churchill and Neil LaBute are among the playwrights to contribute to Top Trumps, which begins January 19 in London.
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London’s Theatre503 has announced plans to present Top Trumps, a series of 12 short plays written in response to the U.S. presidential election of Donald Trump. Performances run January 19-21.

Here’s how it’s billed: “In the week of President Trump’s inauguration a team of 503 artists offer plays, proposals and premonitions to explore the road that has led to this point and the directions we might take from here…. Each show will feature all 12 short plays, followed immediately by panel discussions designed to provoke thought and action, featuring leading journalists, campaigners, politicians, economists and U.S. theatre-makers. On 19th January we ask ‘Could Trump be a good thing?’ On the 20th, ‘What can I do now?’ as activists discuss practical ways to move forward. After the matinee on the 21st we take on political correctness and discuss the shy locker room Trump supporters, and finally after the evening show on 21st we ask ‘Is the Media to blame?’”

The program follows:
A Stronger Arm by Christopher Adams
She Has Beautiful Eyes by Caryl Churchill
Glory; I Miss the Old Kanye by Tearrance Chisholm
Passenger by K. Isaac
Positive Things by Helen Banner
Hardcore by Roy Williams
Baby Girl by Lorna French
Trump in Palestine by Hassan Abdulrazzak
Two Years On by Neil LaBute
Who Am I? by Lily Bevan
Trump Talk Trademarked by Ryan Watson
Bitter Nick (the Compére Clown) by Amanda Lane

For tickets and further information, click here.


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