Fenella Dawnay

Executive Producer

Fenella has over 10 years’ experience producing ambitious and politically engaging theatre, epic installations, cultural festivals, literature and campaigns; working locally, internationally and at scale. She is driven by artistic vision to create work that is locally representative and globally relevant, with diversity and inclusivity at its core.

Previously Senior Producer of PoliNations for Trigger Stuff, she has also worked with Good Chance Theatre, Artichoke Trust, the Jo Cox Foundation and Belarus Free Theatre, delivering their 10 year anniversary festival, Staging a Revolution, in 2015. She has produced theatre across the UK and in The Netherlands, Australia and the USA (Florida, New York).

Sekeenat Karim


Sekeenat Karim is a producer and curator whose work spans across theatre, visual arts, film, and events. Her producing credits also include an array of impactful digital projects, exhibitions, and festivals at HOME, Manchester including the 2023 bi-annual ISPA congress. In 2022 she co-produced the film and podcast project motherEarth international supported by British Council’s Creative Commissions for Climate Action, a global programme exploring climate change through art, science, and digital technology. She also previously worked with organisations such as Trafalgar Entertainment Group and Royal Exchange Theatre.

With a keen interest in storytelling through various creative mediums, Sekeenat works passionately and creatively with artists and organisations to curate and support the delivery of projects. She is inspired by championing diverse stories and voices; deeply values the importance of community engagement and ownership of creative work and spaces; and works to create spaces that embrace change and challenge perspectives.

Rebekka Anstem

Communications Manager

Rebekka Anstem is an arts marketeer with experience working across theatre, visual art, film, digital and festivals. She was previously part of the Marketing and Communications team at HOME in Manchester and prior to this she worked on the delivery of bluedot festival 2022, a unique carnival of music, science and cosmic culture, at The Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement

She has a background in music as a songwriter, vocalist, performer and producer, and a passion for sound as a standalone medium. Rebekka is inspired by the intersections between sound, nature, community and technology, and is driven by working on an array of projects, shaping them into aesthetic communications.

Hannah Farrugia


Hannah originally trained as an actor graduating in 2015. Since graduating she has worked in fringe theatre as both an actor and assistant director. Alongside this, she has worked in both administration and hospitality for a variety of venues including The Lowry Theatre and The Royal Exchange.

Stacey Potter

General Manager

Stacey has worked in the arts for over 30 years as a Production Manager, Technical Stage Manager and Company Stage Manager. She has been involved with individuals, companies and festivals producing circus, experimental work and more traditional pieces. Stacey is delighted to be working as General Manager with The Javaad Alipoor Company as they embark on an exciting journey as a new NPO and is honoured to implement the company Manifesto.


Nadia Batool, Eileen McAuley, Ann-Marie Teed and Aliceson Robinson (Chair)

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