The Believers Are But Brothers
Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley (UK)
Oct 30 – Nov 10, 2018 | Culture Lab [map]
Show Warning: explicit language
The Cultch and Diwali in BC co-presentation of The Believers Are But Brothers is generously supported by Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, UK
Co-directed by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley. Written and performed by Javaad Alipoor. An electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the alt-right, and ISIS. 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, without the money, power, and sex they think they deserve. This bold one-man show explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity, and hate speech.
Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2017
★★★★★ Complex…Masterly…One of the most fascinating shows I have seen in an age ” — Financial Times
Part of the Ceasefire Series: an exploration of past and present warfare to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice of WWI.
65 minutes, no intermission
Oct 30, 8PM: Opening
Oct 31 – Nov 03, Nov 06 – 10, 8PM
Nov 03-04 & 10, 2PM
Nov 04, 7PM
Post-show Artist Talkback: Nov 01 & 06