Javaad is a Manchester based writer, director and maker-performer working across different media including theatre, TV, digital forms and film.
As writer, director and performer, he has most recently developed Rich Kids, which is currently debuting at the Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh Film Festival). The sellout run of this form breaking play, has picked up a Fringe First and rave reviews, and will transfer to HOME in Manchester in October. Prior to Rich Kids, Javaad won multiple awards for his play The Believers Are But Brothers, including a Fringe First. After opening at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe it transferred to The Bush, where it ran for three weeks before moving on to a national and international tour; including Canada, Europe and Australia.
In 2017-18 he was Resident Associate Director at Sheffield Theatres for whom he directed One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at The Crucible. His credits as writer-director include My Brother’s Country (Theatre in the Mill/The Arc/The Lowry), and The Rising of the Moon, a multi location/multi media site specific show that took place over northern cities, and left behind a trail of podcasts and digital work that told the story of the Chartist movement.
He is currently developing work with The Space, BBC, National Theatre Studio, Young Vic, Bush Theatre and his own company, Northern Lines.