The Trump administration continues to degrade and mis-characterize immigrants using inhumane terms, while seeking more and more ways to other-ize and persecute them. Meanwhile, babies are being ripped from their mother’s arms at the border, pizza delivery drivers are being reported to ICE by customers who then rip them from their families, and children are being kept in isolation from the only family they know. And now the Justice department has decided that asylum seekers will no longer be granted asylum on gang or domestic violence grounds, leaving many refugees without hope of safety.
This administration’s immoral and grotesque policies must be stopped. One thing artists can do to help is to share their work with artist activists who wish to employ theatre as protest.
Protest Plays is seeking short (less than 10 minutes, please) plays and monologues on the topic of immigration. We want to offer these plays royalty-free for theatre activists to present at protests/fundraisers to fight for fair and humane treatment of those who seek shelter at US borders.
*Playwrights retain copyright of their work! PPP will be curating a collection of plays with the intent to share and promote this collection to theatres and theatremakers for readings.*
– Be under 10 minutes (shorter really and truly is better!)
– Be submitted in PDF format
– Be saved as PLAY TITLE.pdf
– Protest Plays does not mean your play must fit an agitprop model (although agitprop works too!) You can submit any stye/genre of play or monologue. Just lead with story and wow us with import. We are looking for plays that make people THINK, FEEL, CONVERSE… and plays that INSPIRE ACTION.
THEATREMAKERS: If you would like to present readings of these plays (and we sure hope you do!) Please register HERE and we will send the curated collection of short plays to you in early July.