Meet the Practitioners: Martin Hylton

Posted on 6 July 2015

Martin is a practitioner from Gateway Studio Project and is working with the Belgrade’s Black Youth Theatre to create Broken, a piece that explores the importance of creativity in an oppressive environment. Broken is a part of the In Our Own Words: July Festival of Theatre By Young People For Young People, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of Theatre in Education.

Melody is creative in her exploration of the world that she lives in, but when she submits her Maths coursework in the form of a piece of graphic art, her school puts its foot down – there are criteria to mark against, and targets to exceed. Then star pupil Eden cracks under the pressure, and the girls make an unlikely alliance to challenge the system.

Martin discusses the importance of the young people’s input into Broken, as well as the importance of dance and self-expression in this interview.