Here at HOME we’re working with artists to produce questioning and ambitious artistic projects and involve audiences with new and extraordinary theatrical experiences.
We’ve programmed an exciting, eclectic mix of plays and our focus is on commissioning new work – both new writing and new translations and adaptations. Sitting so closely to the best of international, independent cinema and contemporary visual art has inspired us to have strong visual ambitions for our work in the theatre.
Theatre at HOME has an international focus. We’re a home for UK premieres of foreign language plays and invite visiting companies from around the world to stage productions in our theatres.
Dance theatre, combining the raw emotion of dance with the narrative of theatre will also have a new home in Manchester and we are working with international partners to commission and produce bold new work as well as host the best touring productions in this exciting medium.
To advise and oversee our programming and ensure we are kept abreast of developments, we work with an international network of dramaturgs. Petra Jane Tauscher is part of the resident team and New York based dramaturg Raphael Martin helped us shape our opening programme. We are also delighted to welcome new Associate Companies 1927 and Mighty Heart Theatre. They join existing Associates Quarantine, Manchester’s leading experimental theatre company. Actor Katie West also joins us as Associate Artist.
We continue to work with the best of Manchester’s thriving fringe scene with our annual PUSH Festival, which is dedicated to supporting emerging artists, filmmakers and theatre makers to help them to develop, promote and showcase their practice. In 2016, we launched Orbit Festival which annually showcases some of the most exciting and critically acclaimed productions from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and beyond.
We also have a focus on developing the work and careers of emerging and mid career theatre makers. A programme of encounters, events and workshops – many lead by visiting practitioners of national and international standing – will provide the support, insight and platform needed to allow theatre’s next generation to flourish.