ATYP, Australia’s oldest and largest youth theatre company, has been bridging the divide between young people and professional theatre practice since 1963. Each year it brings together 20 young writers from across the country and challenges them to create stories. Its Voices Project which ran from 2011 to 2016, nurtured talented young playwrights in the development of seven-minute monologues for young actors. From 2017, it expanded the project to Intersection which features heartbreaking, funny and powerful interactions between characters in addition to monologues which together create a compelling snapshot of life at seventeen.