Omnibus Theatre is delighted to announce Moongate as Associate Artists in 2021.


Founded by actors/creatives and advocates Jennifer Lim and Daniel York LohMoongate aims to create high-quality challenging work that bursts out of the “cultural niche” box and propels East Asians into the mainstream of British media by being sharp, funny, edgy, and relevant. Moongate aims to free East Asian actors and artists from having to portray pale imitations of a mythical “culture” often a million miles from their lives and a misrepresentation of their cultural heritage.

Moongate projects include: WeRNotVirus (online in association with Omnibus Theatre), Night Lives (short film), The Fu Manchu Complex (Ovalhouse), The Orphan of Zhao ReduxDream of Emerald HillForgotten遗忘(Arcola & Theatre Royal Plymouth).

Headshot of Jennifer Lim an asian woman with short straight black hair wearing a red top

Jennifer Lim is an actor, filmmaker as well as co-founder and Artistic Director of Moongate. Her acting work encompasses film, TV, theatre and radio in the UK and internationally. Films include A Monster Calls, Hostel, When Evil Calls. She has worked at The Almeida, Young Vic, American Repertory Theatre, National Theatre, The Finborough, HOME, Arcola, Storyhouse Chester and Omnibus Theatre. 

Producing includes The Fu Manchu Complex (Ovalhouse), Forgotten遗忘 (Arcola and Theatre Royal Plymouth), and WeRNotVirus (in co-production with Omnibus Theatre) listed on The Guardian Hottest Front Room Seats as well as multiple Moongate Mix Salon Sessions at Omnibus Theatre. She also curated Theatre Memories: 20 Years of Singapore Theatre,a 4-week exhibition run at the Arts House in Singapore, funded by SG50

Headshot of Bec Boey an asian woman with shoulder length black hair and brown eyes, wearing a stone coloured vest top

Bec Boey is a genre screenwriter working in film and television. Her horror feature THE Lambeth Worm is in development with BFI and Joi Productions. She has a first-look deal with Paramount+, a comedy commission from ITV as part of a BESEA writers room, and her comedy Tiger Bairn has a pilot script commission from the BBC. Her folk horror short Stones premiered at London International Animation Festival in November and is available online on the fantasy and sci-fi platform Dust. Bec is also a dedicated trades unionist, she served three terms on Equity’s Race Equality Committee, and is now a member of the Writers Guild Great Britain where she sits on the Television and the Equality & Diversity Committees.

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Emilie Chen is a French Taiwanese designer and art director based in London, working across branding, advertising, posters, book covers, editorial design and exhibition graphics.  Emilie has worked in-house at the National Theatre and Penguin Books, and she counts amongst her clients the Almeida Theatre, The Young Vic, Somerset House, the Henry Moore Foundation and BAFTA. Inside and outside of work, Emilie is passionate about making the industry a more inclusive pl