Associate Companies

Becoming a Tamasha Associate Company is an informal one-year attachment, during which you will benefit from the professional expertise of our core team, our office space, and our industry connections to guide you on your professional development as an organisation.

The package of support you’ll receive is bespoke to each company’s needs, but may include advice on fundraising, marketing, dramaturgy, budgeting, or finding venues and appropriate collaborators.

At the end of your year with us, Tamasha dedicates one of its Scratch Nights to showcase works-in-progress from each Associate Company to an audience of public and industry professionals.

Find out more about our 2019-20 Associate Companies below.


Initiative.dkf produce non-conventional theatre, and creative arts productions and events. Led by Multidisciplinary artist Damilola ‘DK’ Fashola and mononymous Creative Producer Wofai. With Associate Director Tristan Fynn-Aideunu (JMK Award ’19).

Projects include Scalped Tour 2019 (outdoor dance theatre), Melanin Box Festival (showcase of novel works to increase visibility and artistic opportunities of upcoming Black British creatives) and Whine ‘n’ Cotch (women’s liberation twerkshop events).

Cheeky Chin

Cheeky Chin is a London-based collective of theatre makers of East Asian descent led by Yuyu Wang. They make innovative devised theatre performances of socio-political importance with their East Asian perspective as a female-led company collaborating with international artists.

Their work challenges the cultural stereotyping and provokes their audience with original insights beyond box-ticking. They hope to open the floor for new discussions about what is happening in the world and what matters to the people now. They unpack large-scale social issues with creative responses in the form of theatre. They are keen to enrich the cultural diversity of theatre.

Since 2016, we have proudly supported five Associate Companies in London and Plymouth with many going on to receive Arts Council funding for their projects and productions.

Beyond Face

The Outlet: Reaching Higher

Rightful Place

Purple Moon Drama

Written Foundations