RUMAH is a platform that aims to bring the Asian diaspora communities together, Big Up one another and reflect the true representation of Asian in Britain today.
This March they will hand pick a mix of emerging artists and theatre makers to present daring new work in front of a (digital) audience for the very first time by taking the reins of Omnibus Theatre’s Engine Room.
Watch this space for the final line-up!
Interested in submitting new work?
Main-Main means ‘Playing’ in the Malay language. RUMAH wants to encourage artists to use this platform to play, something that artists often neglect even during the pandemic. There’s always that pressure to not make mistakes and present a finish but rushed ‘product’. Even while playing, RUMAH believes in taking a supportive approach, making sure all artists are supported throughout the process. For this online edition, RUMAH & Omnibus Theatre will work with the chosen artists on what they need, to create a more collaborative relationship. The proposed work can be presented on any online platforms (YouTube, Zoom, Instagram, etc) the online platform and ideas are endless.
There have been many scratch presentations and development platforms for artists to incubate their work. Some artists managed to build a reputation and an audience base, others will not know how to progress after. This is where feedback sessions with practitioners benefit artists, as it attempts to provide a space for listening, reflection and to make sense of their idea. RUMAH has invited 3 diverse practitioners from Producing, Dramaturgy & Marketing who will be providing 1-1 feedback with the shortlisted artists of Main-Main.
At this time, the platform will only prioritize the various Asian diasporas as there isn’t much platform for us to take up space. (Asian includes South, South East, East and Central Asians, and not forgetting individuals with mixed heritage and non-British.)
Submissions are now open until 28 Feb for RUMAH‘s Main-Main Engine Room Takeover. Apply here.