Joeline Mitchell is becoming a famous newsreader. She has been nominated Newsreader of the Year and everyone knows that she will win. However, on the day of the award ceremony, something weird happens to her. She is reading the news and instead of simply reading the story of a genocide somewhere in the Middle East, she finds herself entering the story. She walks into a strange, devastating and haunting universe and an experience that will change her life.
Breaking News is ensemble piece written for five actors who all play the character of Joeline. Designed for young women between the ages of 13 and mid-20s, it is about the relationship between celebrity and responsibility and where we place our focus in times of global news overload.