The Belivers are by Brothers ©

Javaad Alipoor

Explore the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity and hate speech with British writer-performer Javaad Alipoor’s The Believers are but Brothers.

The Believers are but Brothers weaves together a hybrid of TED Talk, social experiment and pungent testimony to explore the world of extremism and radicalisation. We live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the postcolonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech savvy and extremist groups rip up political certainties.

The Believers Are But Brothers envelops its audience in this digital realm, bringing the audience into the webs of resentment, violence and power networks that are eating away at the structures of the twentieth century. Alipoor’s bold one-man show explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity and hate speech.

The Believers Are But Brothers in Australia

Riverside Theatre, Parramatta
Friday 10 May at 7:45pm
Sat 11 May at 2:15pm and 7:45pm

Merringong Theatre, Wollongong
Thursday 16 May - Saturday 18 May at 7:30pm

ArtsHouse, Melbourne
Wednesday  22 May - Saturday 25 May at 7:30pm

About Javaad Alipoor

Javaad Alipoor is a writer, theatre maker and director.  As well as running a theatre company, he is Resident Associate Director at The Crucible (Sheffield Theatres Trust) and an Associate Director of Theatre in the Mill. He makes work at different scales, building cross-platform digital and hard end community work into everything he does.