Black Theatre Live



Javaad Alipoor (Writer and Co-Director) is a theatre maker, writer, poet and musician based in Bradford.  He began his artistic life as a musician and DJ before training with Freedom Studio’s Asian Theatre School.  He is Artistic Director of Northern Lines Community Theatre, and Co-Artistic Director of Soroush.  His work includes My Brother’s Country, Orgreave: An English Civil War, Hurr, City Stories and Hole: Tales From Bradford’s Most Famous Landmark.  He has directed and produced participatory and community led projects for organisations including The Royal Exchange, Royal & Derngate and Theatre in the Mill.  He has performed as a musician and spoken word artist at venues across the north and London.  He blogs about politics art and philosophy at, and publishes occasionally, contributing a chapter to Fear & Friendship (Contninuum 2012).

Ross Elliot (Composer)  is a composer based in bradford ross combines a love for both classical and experimental forms. Ross’s work has been used for film and theatre production, including Hurr by Javaad Alipoor. Ross has also released contemporary electronic music under different monikers and is currently working under a new guise of SUAL combining  elements of dance music into full live sets.  He is a leading DJ and electronic music producer and has played at clubs and venues all around the country.

Uzma Kazi: (Designer) is a Bradford based theatre designer and visual artist. Uzma has built up experiences in the areas of youth & community development and production design, including set, costumes, props, puppetry and a variety of community based workshops. Production experiences include ‘The Cornershop’ (2008 & 2009) by Black Country Touring & Foursight Theatre Company; ‘1001’ (2009) by Peshkar Productions;’The Muslim Tommies’ (2009) – BBC Religion; ‘Discovering the Ramayana’ (2008) & ‘Basant Lahore’ (2009) by The Fetch Theatre Company; ‘Hijaab’ (2009) by Arakan Creative; ‘Street Voices 3′ (2010) by Freedom Studios, ‘Shed Loada Paint’ (2014) at Bradford Festival, ‘Orgreave: An English Civil War’ (2014) by Northern Lines Theatre Company and ‘Hurr’ (2014) by Javaad Alipoor.