The Believers Are But Brothers
An electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the alt-right and ISIS.
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Writer and theatre maker Javaad Alipoor presents his 2017 Scotsman Fringe First Award winning, 2018 Stage Award nominated and Total Theatre Award Nominated show.
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. Amidst this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment. This bold one-man show explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity and hate speech.
He is Resident Associate Director at Sheffield Theatres, and an Associate Director of Theatre in the Mill. Javaad’s work comes from discussions and workshops with communities that don’t usually engage with mainstream theatre. In The Believers Are But Brothers, Javaad explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity and hate speech.
It is co-directed by Kirsty Housley (The Encounter, Complicite; Myth, The RSC) and has been shortlisted for The Stage Innovation Award 2018.
“Full of dark poetry and sheer analytical power” The Scotsman ★★★★
“A window into the frightening virtual world” Time Out ★★★★
Running Time: 70 Minutes
Presented by Riverside Theatres