Theatre Uncut will feature 16 new plays from international writers this year, including the UK’s Clara Brennan, Stef Smith and Kieran Hurley.
They join the previously announced writers Neil LaBute, Hayley Squires, David Greig and Andres Lustgarten.
The Young Vic theatre will host the event in its Clare space from November 13 to 17, with each night featuring a selection of works from different writers.
Theatre Uncut was established in 2011 in response to cuts in UK public spending. This year’s event will see dramatic responses to worldwide political and economic challenges by playwrights from Greece, Syria, Spain, the US, Iceland and the UK staged.
Greig’s play Dalgety and Greek playwright Lena Kitsopoulou’s The Price are confirmed for November 13, 15 and 17.
Meanwhile Syrian writer Mohammad Al Attar’s play A Chance Encounter and LaBute’s In the Beginning will run on November 14, 16 and 17.
All productions will be directed by Emma Callander and produced by Sarah Brocklehurst.
During the event, the play scripts will be available to download, which the event organisers hope will result in performances around the world.
Callander, who is co-artistic director of Theatre Uncut, said: “We feel honoured to be working with writers of such high calibre and it thrills me that performances of these powerful short plays will be happening simultaneously across the world, from Scarborough to Syria.”