We are thrilled to commission and collaborate with, a range of companies working across disciplines, many as part of our emerging producer programme. Here are our current and recent associate companies.
Beyond Face is a performance company based in Plymouth set up by Theatre Practitioner Alix Harris in October 2014 to champion and support Black, Asian and Minortiy Ethnic (BAME) artists and BAME young people.The company consists of two intertwined strands; a professional BME theatre company and a BME youth company.
Their mission is to make high quality professional work that is more visible and encourage BAME young people to access arts and culture in Plymouth. Both their professional company and youth company work together to increase the presence and number of BAME artists in able to develop their performance capability in Plymouth and outside the city.
The Outlet: Reaching Higher
Reaching Higher is a youth organisation providing a range of creative and interactive activities for young people. These include PSHE sessions, residential youth camps, creative arts groups (dance, drama, rap, music, poetry and film), musical productions, sports and practical life skills seminars. They work with young people to help raise aspiration and to challenge them to be leaders of their own lives.
The Oulet is Reaching Higher's creative arts projects that engages young people in theatre, drama, dance, music production and more. Tamasha Emerging producer Titi Dawudu works leads The Outlet and her aim is to help young people to stand out and be heard through performance and writing.
With a team of around 40 experienced and enthusiastic youth workers, Reaching Higher bring a range and depth of skills and expertise which enable them to deliver uniquely positive results.
Mulberry Alumni Theatre Company (ATC)
ATC is an all-female theatre company established in January 2014 driven and led by Mulberry School Alumni and Tamasha emerging producer Afsana Begum (heself a Mulberry alumna). The company aims to bridge the important gap between education and the wider professional theatre industry for BAME women, representing a new generation of female theatre makers from the local community of Tower Hamlets.
Its remit is to offer a creative space at the Mulberry & Bigland Green Centre (MBGC) for BAME women in the local community of Tower Hamlets, who enjoy drama, to collaboratively make new and original performances. The group meet weekly to take part in workshops, rehearse for two annual showcase, and work with professional theatre practitioners.