We are Tribe Arts

A philosophically inspired, radical-political theatre company based in Leeds/Bradford. Originally a company of five, now the two remaining founding members – Tajpal Rathore and Samran Rathore – spearhead the creative vision, which is both excitingly radical and intuitively revolutionary. We amplify the stories and voices of the current Black and Asian generation and believe theatre needs to be rejuvenated into the 21st century, and want to cultivate an environment for a renaissance in theatre-making and produce unexpected performance theatre that reaches towards transcendental experiences.

Tajpal Rathore

Co-founder & Artistic Director

Tajpal Rathore has continuously worked in the media industry since he was 16, garnering a vast array of skills that have only fed into his first passion of acting. He has worked as a producer and presenter for various organisations, including Leeds International Film Festival, IIFA, Zee TV, Channel 4, Sky and the BBC. In 2010, he was compere for "Strictly Come Dancing" on tour and his acting credits include "Bollywood Queen" (2002), "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" (2003), "Peacocks" (2013) & "Elevator Gods" (2014). He is a published entertainment journalist and film reviewer, with an expert knowledge of Indian cinema and has written his own scripts and screenplays.

Tajpal has a degree in Theatre, Film & TV and a LAMDA Award with an acting distinction.

Samran Rathore

Co-founder & Artistic Director

Samran Rathore's unique ability to merge the spoken word into poetry and rap is an added value to the company. His passion for acting started when he was at Freedom Studios, under the mentorship of Madani Younis, and has worked with other companies like Peshkar and Red Ladder and appeared in "Small Fish, Big Cheese" written by Sudha Bucha of Tamasha Theatre.

Samran has trained at Manchester School of Acting and has a degree in Law.