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Our Story

 

Turning mind bending ideas into groundbreaking theatre.

 

The Javaad Alipoor Company (TJAC) makes ambitious, risk-taking, contemporary theatre, rooted in experimental and multi-platform practice.

Our work leans into complexity to interrogate the key issues of our time. We ask questions and make connections, led by internationalist values and spearheaded by diverse voices, to understand the world we have made and can make differently.

 TJAC was founded in 2017 by writer, director and artist, Javaad Alipoor. Growing out of his experience running community theatre projects in Bradford, it evolved an innovative production company that works with interlocutors around the world. Over the past six years, under Javaad’s artistic direction, TJAC has grown to develop a signature brand of theatre that explores the complexities and contradictions of the 21st century informed by its manifesto, with a global outlook.

Past productions for the stage include a trilogy of plays examining how technology, global politics and fracturing identities are changing the world (The Believers are but Brothers; Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran and Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World) and Made of Mannheim, a trilingual production for the stage inspired by Schiller’s Jungfrau von Orleans.

Past digital work includes the podcast The Colour of our Politics, exploring how anti-racism in the UK today has been shaped by a rich history of activism and resistance, and The Believers are but Brothers commissioned by The Space for the BBC in 2019.

 

Awards for TJAC

2017 The Fringe First Award for The Believers are but Brothers

2018 The Stage Innovation Award for The Believers are but Brothers

2019 The Fringe First Award for Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

 

In 2020, following the digital adaptation of Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran, Javaad Alipoor was selected to be included in Columbia University’s archive of twelve digital storytellers shaping the 21stCentury.