Playwright, poet, performer and research chemist. In 2005, Avaes received the Amnesty International Media Award for his poem Bhopal, broadcast as part of the BBC's commemoration of the 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster. Avaes is currently Director of the British South Asian Aesthetics Project, an initiative committed to the exploration of theatrical forms deemed representative of contemporary British South Asian identities.
Avaes Mohammad is a poet, playwright, performer and analytical chemist. Works written for theatre include ‘Crystal Kisses’, touring productions of ‘In God We Trust’ and ‘Shadow Companion’, for radio ‘Bora Bistrah ‘(BBC Radio 3) and for short film ‘Take It Slow’ (Contact Theatre/BBC Co-production). As poet, Avaes has performed internationally and is part of the Verbalized collective, an internationally touring troupe of British and South African poets, supported by the British Council. In 2005, he received the Amnesty International Media Award for his poem ‘Bhopal’, broadcast as part of the BBC’s commemoration of the 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster.
Also committed to participatory work, especially with young people, Avaes regularly delivers creative workshops, using theatre, rap, poetry and science, in education, community and organisational settings. Teacher-practitioner roles have included facilitation for the Unheard Voices writing programme (Royal Court) amongst others. His recent appointment as Associate Artist with London based Tamasha Theatre Company, Avaes has lead upon the ‘Small Lives Global Ties’ writers group, a group committed to exploring cultural specific writings as a means by which to attain universality. Avaes is currently writing towards four new plays for various theatre companies across the UK. Avaes Mohammad is an alchemist-artist creating challenging, provocative work in response to a challenging, provocative world.