Breaking Out: Five young artists on what making theatre means to them

The inaugural Breaking Out – championing new and innovative theatre companies – begins next week

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We spoke with five young artists about what making theatre means to them.

The theatremakers are part of Breaking Out, a new initiative at London's Bunker Theatre which aims to champion ambitious and innovative new theatre companies.

The first Breaking Out – which runs from 11 June to 7 July will feature six new plays chosen from 45 entries. Poke in the Eye and Amy Bethan Evans' Libby's Eyes is about a young woman navigating a world she can't see. Sleepless Theatre presents Alex Wood's Nine Foot Nine set in a world in which self-identifying women suddenly grow to nine foot nine inches. No One is Coming to Save You from This Noise and written by Nathan Ellis is inspired by the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda.

In Peter Imms' Section 2, Paper Creatures examine the life of a young man who is sectioned. Second Circle Theatre presents an interactive date night in Kiss Chase, which is devised by the company. Finally, leoe&hyde's Guy is a new musical about the intricacies of Grindr and gay dating in Manchester. The piece has music by Stephen Hyde with lyrics and book by Leoe Mercer.