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New Diorama launches Bamer Project for ethnically diverse theatre companies

London's New Diorama Theatre

London’s New Diorama Theatre has partnered with a nearby charity to provide free rehearsal space for black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee-led theatre companies.

As part of the theatre’s Bamer Project, which was announced earlier this year [1], it has teamed up with charity Diorama Arts Studios to offer up to 30 weeks of free rehearsal space a year to BAME companies.

The companies in the first round of the Bamer Project are Yellow Earth, Wallflower Theatrical, Alleyway Radical Theatre, Papergang Theatre, Paper Tiger Collective and Untold Theatre.

New Diorama artistic director David Byrne said: “We’ve often found that new Bamer companies don’t have the same network of contacts as some of their peers. That’s why I am pleased to announce this partnership. Introducing new companies to these great facilities and the enthusiastic Diorama Arts.”

Despite their similar names, the New Diorama and Diorama Arts are separate charities.

More details about the Bamer project can be found here [2].