We live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the post-colonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech savvy and extremist groups rip through 20th century political certainties. Amidst this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment; this crisis of masculinity leads them into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality. Manchester-based writer and theatre-maker Javaad Alipoor spent time in this digital realm, exploring the blurry and complex world of extremists, spies, journalists and fantasists. This bold one-man show weaves together their stories, inviting the audience into that web. Through this lens in a show co-commissioned by HOME, Transform Festival, and Ovalhouse in London, Javaad explores the complexities of being a young male Muslim today.Performers Javaad Alipoor.
Author Javaad Alipoor. Presented by Northern Stage. Director Javaad Alipoor. Director Kirsty Housely. Design Ben Pacey. Lighting Ben Pacey. Design Jack Offord (video). Sound Simon McCorry. Producer Luke Emery. Director Natalie Diddams (associate director).