Javaad is a writer and director, and sometime performer. His work comes out of discussions and workshops with communities who don’t usually engage with mainstream theatre.
His recent theatre work has included My Brother’s Country (about the murder of Iranian dissident and pop star Fereydoun Farrokhzad, at Theatre in the Mill, The Lowry and The Arc), Orgreave: An English Civil War (Theatre in the Mill) and The Rising of the Moon (a promenade community-led play about the failed Bradford Chartist Rising commissioned by Bradford Festival). His poetry has been published by Art in Unusual Places and various Journals, and his writing about politics and theology has appeared in Critical Muslim, and books published by UnKant and Continuum.
In the press
“cerebral and informative, the show has a big heart too”
The Reviews Hub (on My Brother’s Country)
“as radical in form as it is in content” The Reviews Hub (on The Rising of the Moon)
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Believers are But Brothers
Believers are But Brothers, is an interactive piece of cross platform story telling examining the rise of on-line extremist groups, both in the Muslim world and in the west. It tells the story of three such men, through projection, live performance and on-phone messaging. It also tells the story of the authors journey into this online world, as he tries to make contact with extremist groups.