About Brave Words


Brave Words is a theatre and spoken word company formed in November 2018.

We celebrate stories through exciting new work​.

We believe every person's story is valuable and that stories bring us together to share and connect. We are committed to inspiring and developing the confidence of individuals and providing platforms and environments that enable them to share.

We believe that work should be open, honest and unpretentious.

We believe in the inherent ability and right of everyone to be creative and access the arts.

We believe that arts workshops should create safe, aspirational environments where every individual is inspired to achieve and perform.

We believe in working with abundance and generosity, and that we are stronger and happier together in collaboration.

Brave Words is a community interest company and operates on a not-for-profit basis.


Chris is a spoken word and theatre artist who has worked for the last ten years as a performer, director, workshop facilitator and writer.

His career has included work as an associate artist of Mind the Gap, Leeds Playhouse, Red Ladder, Leeds Libraries, CAST in Doncaster, Rotherham Underground and Freedom Studios.

Directing credits include Mirror Mirror (Mind the Gap) and A Long Way From Home (Paul Wilshaw). He worked on Bradford: A Hidden History and is currently developing debut solo show How to Be a Better Human (ACE). He currently runs youth theatre groups for CAST and won the Bradford Short Breaks Staff Member of 2019 Award for his work with Mind the Gap's Youth Academy.


As a solo poet, he has previously won Say Owt (York) and Northern Slamhouse (Sheffield),headlined Born Lippy (Newcastle) and was a graduate of the first Wise Talk Development scheme. 

Chris Singleton - Artistic Director