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

Based in Leeds, our aims are:

To forge connections and collaborations with new audiences by creating exciting, unpretentious work.

To stimulate open, honest conversation and debate about human behaviour and society.

To create equal platforms for performance, and develop people's ability and confidence to inhabit them.

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

About Brave Words

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 at 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. He currently runs youth theatre groups for CAST and Freedom Studios, 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 won Say Owt (York) and Northern Slamhouse (Sheffield), was a graduate of the first Wise Talk Development scheme, and has scratched shows at Roundhouse London and Leeds Playhouse.

Chris Singleton - Artistic Director

©Tim Smith, 2015 (photo courtesy of Mind the Gap)

© 2018 Brave Words CIC