Artistic Director Chris Sonnex has announced details of the Bunker Theatre’s Autumn season.

Following his first season as Artisitc Director of the Bunker Theatre, Chris Sonnex has announced details of the theatre’s Autumn 2019 season, which is set to include a festival with work from Black artists, a new work from Anna Jordan, debut plays from emerging writers and the return of the sold-out My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid).

The new season will open with This is Black, a curated festival from Steven Kavuma, founder of Diversity School Initiative and taking place from the 5th to the 24th August. The festival will use the space for Black creatives to produce new work, it will explore identity, hate crime and family relationships with alternate double bills of All the Shit I Can’t Say to My Dad by Abraham Adeyemi and Blue Beneath My Skin by Macadie Amoroso with
…cake by babirye bukilwa and The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars by Dipo Baruwa-Etti.

This will then be followed with a production of Alice Malseed’s Jade City, playing at the theatre from the 3rd to the 21st September. The play examines masculinity, vulnerability and friendship
through the rich language of Belfast.

From the 29th October, the Bunker Theatre will present Natalie Mitchell’s Germ Free Adolescent. The play is a love story for anyone who’s ever worried that they’re not normal. Debut plays, i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) by Ava Wong Davies and Before I was a Bear by Eleanor Tindall will share the space in November.

The Autumn season will also see the return of the acclaimed My White Best Friend and Other Letters Left Unsaid…, with the season concluding with a production of Little Miss Burden.

Artistic Director Chris Sonnex said: “Theatre is a village. When we wait in the foyer, when we watch a performance, when we talk about the show over a drink, we reinforce our togetherness, our shared language. We watch in unison as a congress of actors, writers, directors, designers tell us
stories to unite and challenge us. The individual creates the community, the community empowers the individual. In The Bunker’s new season, we are lucky to welcome incredible artists with plays that explore this link: between individual and community.”

For more information about the upcoming season visit: https://www.bunkertheatre.com/