Homemakers is series of new commissions inviting artists to create new works at home, for an audience who are also at home. These fully funded commissions are an offer to groundbreaking artists to challenge the definition of “live performance” – whether through live streaming, recordings, games, interactive stories, personal encounters, or something completely different.
This project has been made possible thanks to HOME’s Response Fund, set up in the wake of the announcement that arts venues across the country would close due to the coronavirus, and designed to protect HOME’s financial stability and allow them to support artists and colleagues from across the industry.
In this festival
Q&A with Hafsah Aneela Bashir about the Poetry Health Service
We caught up with Hafsah Aneela Bashir ahead of the launch of her Oldham Coliseum Homemakers commission, the Poetry Health Service, which goes live next…
Two new online theatre works available this week
Two new Homemakers works available, plus an open call for five more.
HOME announces additional commissioning partners for Homemakers
We are proud to announce additional commissioning partners for our Homemakers project, expanding the project’s scale nationwide.
Ode to Bedroom Dancing
Join creator writer and director Megan for an introduction to the project on Zoom and access to watch Ode to Bedroom Dancing.
Previously in this Festival
TheatreHot Brown Honey & Quiet RIOT presents
Don’t Touch My Hair
A defiant musical blast that’s equal parts social activism and earworm
TheatreHester Chillingworth presents
Them’s the Rules
Video calls can feel so void of life. But in this landscape of distance and isolation, they also feel vital.
TheatreMatty Gurney presents
Dr Voxoff’s Sign Language School for Hearing Children
A dark, acerbic and witty dystopian vision of a world in which the roles are reversed – where hearing people are a minority.
In Conversation – Ad Infinitum with Artist and Filmmaker David Ellington
The panel look at how they collaborated on Extraordinary Wall of Silence and the creative process of making work under lockdown
TheatreStacy Makishi presents
Homeward (house) Bound
A live and intimate one to one encounter to be experienced on the phone. Homeward (house) Bound offers homemade rituals to help us surf through…
TheatreEsosa Ighodaro presents
Dear People of No Colour
A sharp reflection on race and identity, Dear People of No Colour imagines a space where we can breathe together.
Christian Asare: Love Flows
"Love Flows" a diptych in oils created during lockdown by multi-disciplinary Artist Christian Asare, celebrates the creative contributions of 8 Black British game changers in…
Workshop: Queer Games
Join Plaster Cast Theatre Company for Queer Games, a free, relaxed workshop, full of drama games & gentle participation, all about having fun, playing and…
TheatreIsaiah Hull presents
Poetic, personal, connection
TheatreJoan Turner presents
All at Once
Thought-provoking, empowering, identity
TheatreHannah Jane Walker presents
You Know It Knows
A podcast asking how do we live under threat, and stay well?
Young Identity x Homemakers
Six Young Identity poets present a collection of work created at home, to be experienced at home.
TheatreSaf Elsenoss presents
Chasing On A Dream
Escape, reflection, poem
TheatreTin Can presents
A Manual of Fantastical Zoology
Imaginative, intimate, live
Homemakers Open Call February 2021
We are looking for five North West based theatre or live art-makers to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.
Global Pandemic, Global Artists
Join Chanje Kunda and Lloyd Nyikadzino for a live discussion online with aspiring artists from Manchester, London, Zimbabwe, and other African countries
Cyclical – a performance by Michael Pinchbeck
On 14 August join artist Michael Pinchbeck via zoom for a 15 min one to one chat. You will also be able to follow this…
Ode to Bedroom Dancing
Ode to Bedroom Dancing is a piece of digital theatre celebrating the inner sanctum of women’s bedrooms.
Our Pride: Reclaiming the Rainbow
Shark Week explores and celebrates trans bodies that bleed. This short film doesn’t take itself too seriously, and follows a transgender man as he seeks to block out…
TheatreToreh O’Garro presents
Memories of a Moss Sidian
Imaginative, escape, poetic
TheatreElla Otomewo presents
I Don’t Love You Anymore, But I Don’t Love You Any Less
Reflection, poetic, connection
TheatreJames Monaghan presents
Let’s Spend The Night Together
On the shortest night of the year a group of young people gather for a live event from sunset to sunrise
Afrocentricity in Focus: Dancing with HeART
Christian Asare creates a series of portraits of the 8 members of the Manchester QTIPOC group House of Noir, highlighting each member’s creative contributions to…
Afrocentricity in Focus: Dance Workshops
Christian Asare and Aria Scere-Jacobs will help teach you new choreography in various genres including Vogue
Afrocentricity in Focus: Art Workshops
A fun interactive workshop where you can learn & develop new techniques in oil painting & art techniques as Christian Asare passes on some of…
TheatreUgly Bucket presents
ABC (Anything But Covid)
A mix of self-help video and disturbing twisted fable
TheatreChad Taylor presents
Choreographer Chad Taylor allows dance to move between people who are physically apart, so they can dance together
TheatreBryony Kimmings presents
I am falling in love with you and it’s making me do stupid things
Performance Artist Bryony Kimmings is single in lockdown and it’s smarting somewhat.
TheatreAd Infinitum presents
A Small Gathering
Three characters find different ways of managing as the days tick over and thoughts turn into visions of madness.
TheatreThe Javaad Alipoor Company presents
A Series of Metaphors About A Plague
Artists have always been fascinated by plague, interpreting what it means to society and art in today’s world.
TheatreNaomi Sampson presents
They keep telling me that my house is on fire
Political, reflection, thought-provoking
Love Letters to a Liveable Future: The Postcards
What do you dream of, out there on the other side of crisis?
TheatreHidden Track presents
How To Win
A new episodic online game created by multi-award-winning interactive theatre makers Hidden Track
TheatreSeiriol Davies and Matthew Blake presents
An interactive, immersive, fantasy musical that is set in and around your very own home
TheatreKaren Cogan presents
Turkey Sausage Roll
Frank, punchy, moving
TheatreEdalia Day presents
Pairing the ferocity & comedy of some of the sharpest minds & hearts in the spoken word scene with hand drawn animations
Wait I’m From Wuhan
Wait I’m From Wuhan is the story of a Chinese adoptee struggling to decide whether or not to search for her birth family
TheatreTin Can presents
A Manual of Fantastical Zoology Live
In isolation the mind plays tricks on us. Our fancies run amok. What imaginary beings do we then start inhabiting?
TheatreHot Coals presents
My Darling Christopher
Theatrical, history, heart-warming
TheatreJo Bannon presents
Intimate, solitude, reflection
TheatreHester Ullyart presents
I am all the Rooms of the House
Love, poetic, movement
TheatreLeaphia Darko/The London Rep presents
The Very Error Of The Moon
Solitude, Shakespeare, inequality
TheatreHafsah Aneela Bashir presents
Poetry Health Service
Interactive, poetry, healing
everything that rises must dance
A live virtual gathering of women in a performance that celebrates female movement and relationships
A Call to Care
A Call to Care is a film by archipelago, co-created with writer Zia Ahmed, and participants from the Royal College of Nursing, exploring the lives…