Jafar Iqbal

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By day I'm an arts marketer, currently working as a Campaigns Manager for the New Theatre in Cardiff. The role covers a wide range of duties, including copywriting, graphic design, PR, press, social media management and other duties related to theatre marketing.

I am also a freelance theatre reviewer, currently writing for The Stage, WhatsOnStage, Wales Arts Review and and many others. I was a Grand Finalist in the inaugural Stage Critic Search, and have also written for The Reviews Hub previously. 

I have a BA in Creative Writing, and an MA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media, and was recently a part of the Sherman Theatre's Playwriting Programme, taught by professional playwright Brad Birch. I have had some of my work performed in scratch nights produced by Dirty Protest, and have also performed my own writing in spoken word events around Cardiff.

I am also proficient in proofreading, transcribing, and am trilingual (English, Urdu and Punjabi).

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By day I'm an arts marketer, currently working as a Campaigns Manager for the New Theatre in Cardiff. The role covers a wide range of duties, including copywriting, graphic design, PR, press, social media management and other duties related to theatre marketing.

I am also a freelance theatre reviewer, currently writing for The Stage, WhatsOnStage, Wales Arts Review and and many others. I was a Grand Finalist in the inaugural Stage Critic Search, and have also written for The Reviews Hub previously. 

I have a BA in Creative Writing, and an MA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media, and was recently a part of the Sherman Theatre's Playwriting Programme, taught by professional playwright Brad Birch. I have had some of my work performed in scratch nights produced by Dirty Protest, and have also performed my own writing in spoken word events around Cardiff.

I am also proficient in proofreading, transcribing, and am trilingual (English, Urdu and Punjabi).

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Mid-Senior
Industries
Advertising and Marketing Communications, Digital, Performing Arts, Publishing and Journalism, Radio, Theatre, TV
My skills
Adobe Photoshop, Blogging, Copy Writing, Digital Marketing, Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Photoshop, Report Writing, Scriptwriting, Social and Digital Campaign Development, Adobe Photoshop, Arts, Blogging, Blogs, Copywriting, Creative Writer, Creative writing, Criticism, Digital Journalism, Digital Marketing, Drama, Email, Email Marketing, eMarketing, Facebook, Internet, Interviewing, Interviews, Journalism, Live Performance, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Narrative Storytelling, Performance, Performance art, Social Media, Social Media Campaigns, Social Media Management, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Planning and Co-ordinating, Social Media Strategy, Storyteller, Storytelling, Theatre, Twitter

Work history

Sep 2017 - Present

Contributor
Wales Arts Review

Nov 2016 - Present

Contributor
WhatsOnStage

Sep 2015 - Present

Contributor
The Stage

Mar 2015 - Present

Campaigns Manager
New Theatre

Apr 2017 - Apr 2017

Workshop Leader
NT Connections 2017

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016

Workshop Leader
NT Connections 2016


Education

Oct 2009 - Oct 2011

Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media - MA
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Sep 2005 - Jun 2008

Creative Writing - BA
The University of Leeds


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Advertising and Marketing Communications, Digital, Film, Performing Arts, Publishing and Journalism, Radio, Theatre, TV, Visual Arts

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