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We are thrilled to announce two Resident Companies for 2018
Damsel Productions and Pint-Sized have been announced as The Bunker’s inaugural resident companies working with us on all our creative endeavours including outreach, programming, and script reading. This means that when you invite us to a show or send us a script to read, it may be a member of Pint-Sized or Damsel who are in touch with you. These two companies are led by artists who inspire us and who understand the ethos of The Bunker, and we can't wait for them to get stuck in with our work!
About our Resident Companies
Damsel Productions recently presented DAMSEL DEVELOPS at The Bunker and will be producing the full-length production of Izzy Tennyson’s
which opens at The Bunker in May. Led by Hannah Hauer-King and Kitty Wordsworth, Damsel Productions is an all-female theatre company that aims to contribute to a larger and crucial movement, addressing both the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women in theatre. The company brings together female directors, producers, designers and all other female artists to breathe life into scripts exclusively written by women.
We are thrilled to join The Bunker as a resident company and look forward to continuing our commitment to creating work centred around women and building all-female creative teams. The opportunity to fulfil and develop our company ethos at one of London’s most exciting new theatrical venues is an absolute privilege, and we hope to bring more initiatives to the space that connect diverse groups of women in the industry.
Assistant to Executives
Script Reader and Artistic Associate
Pint-Sized have hosted six highly successful play-nights at the Bunker since October 2016, premiering 40 new short plays from some of the country’s most interesting emerging playwrights. They have another of their highly in-demand play nights coming up in
. Pint-Sized support emerging writers from across the UK and are particularly committed to voices that aren't adequately represented in British theatre – they give feedback or support to any writer who identifies as an artist of colour, LGBTQIA*, working class, disabled or learning-disabled. Founders Nicholas Oliver and Matt Maltby take open submissions where they read over 1,500 short pieces and extracts per year and showcase the best to the industry. Mentors for the winning writers include: James Graham, Timberlake Wertenbaker, April De Angelis, Lolita Chakrabarti, Dennis Kelly and Polly Stenham.
The Bunker stage is one of the best spaces for new-writing in the city and we couldn't be happier to be joining a team who are really committed to supporting bold, diverse and inclusive work, and who, like us, have a genuine passion for supporting emerging artists.