We are looking for New Trustees.
The last few years have seen The Javaad Alipoor Company grow rapidly; we have created and toured two flagship award winning shows, adapted them for a digital audience and toured nationally and internationally throughout the pandemic; created a trilingual production, Made of Mannheim in Germany in collaboration with Chris Thorpe and begun the development of 3 new projects.
We are currently funded through Arts Council England’s Elevate programme and as we look to the future we are looking to grow our team of trustees
More information about the Company and the application process can be found in our trustee pack, or please get in touch if you have any questions.
RESIDENCY IN AUSTRALIA
Over December and January we spent two months in residency at the National Theatre of Parramatta, in partnership with Sydney Festival, developing the first draft production of our new piece of work Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World and additionally spent some time presenting the first ever digital/live hybrid version of Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran.
We were incredibly lucky to be able to put together an amazing team of diverse artists from England and Australia who accompanied us on the first draft of Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World. We spent three weeks in a rehearsal studio and presented the first iteration in front of a vibrant, diverse audience filled with many people from Iranian and Middle Eastern heritage who represent the community in Parramatta, west Sydney where the show was made.
Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran also had a highly successful run at the Sydney Festival. This was our first time showcasing the project in its hybrid form/with a cinema screen for the audience to watch the digital version together. We had to move Rich Kids into a bigger space after the original show sold out.
Podcast: The Colour of Our Politics
It’s been nearly eight months since we launched our podcast The Colour of Our Politics. With the content of the podcast seeming more relevant now than ever – we’re going to re-launch the series. Watch this space!
The Colour of Our Politics is available to listen on Spotify, Apple and Anchor FM.
THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD
Our new project opens at the Sydney Festival –
Live and digital previews of this new collaboration with Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta (Sydney)
In 1992 Iranian popstar and refugee Fereydoun Farrokhzad was found brutally murdered.
The case was never solved.
An investigation into this iconic murder and an investigation into the nature of investigation.
In a world of murder mystery podcasts, Wikipedia and an Internet that presents everything in the world as knowable.
Fereydoun Farrokhzad was the Middle East’s greatest popstar of the 70’s, think Tom Jones or Freddie Mercury. By 1981 he was a refugee: working in a German grocers. Six months before being found brutally murdered he performed to sold out audiences at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
RICH KIDS: A HISTORY OF SHOPPING MALLS IN TEHRAN
We are also excited to be presenting the digital version of Rich Kids with Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta as part of the Sydney Festival.
Rich Kids is a play about entitlement and consumption, about how digital technology is complicit in social apartheid and gentrification. It spotlights the human problem of what successful and brutal people do with their coddled and useless children.
Following successful presentations around the world through 2020 and 2021 we are delighted to be again presenting this digital version of our second show.
DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF ‘THE COLOUR OF OUR POLITICS’ NOW
In the final episode of The Colour of Our Politics Samayya Afzal – activist and paid-up member of Javaad and Tanya’s Bradford Legends’ Club – discusses growing up as a Muslim woman in England and the politics of Islamophobia. Listen and subscribe on Anchor FM, Apple and Spotify – and let us know what you think with the hashtag #colourofourpolitics.