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Jez Dolan - Artistic Director


Jez Dolan is a visual artist and performance maker based in Manchester. His practice underlines the intersections between queerness, sexuality, identity and memory.


Jez has recently shown work at: Birmingham City Art Gallery, Bury Art Gallery & Sculpture Centre, Gallery 78, Reykjavik Iceland, HOME, Manchester, The National Gallery of Iceland, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London amongst others.


He has undertaken a wide range of commissions and residencies including: the Houses of Parliament, The Royal Drawing School and The Schwules' Museum Berlin.


Jez has work in a number of public and private collections internationally including: The British Museum, The Government Art Collection, The Leslie Lohman Museum NYC, The Schwules' Museum Berlin and The Walker Gallery Liverpool. In 2021 / 22 he was the first artist in residence at Manchester Art Gallery for the exhibition: Derek Jarman PROTEST!

David Dolan Martin - Producer

David Dolan Martin has over 30 years' experience of working in performing arts. He now combines work as a producer with a consultancy that supports the work of both theatre companies and individual practitioners, concentrating on business development and fund raising.

David has a specific interest in supporting, promoting and producing the work of artists from the LGBTQI+ community and an interest in the presentation of Queer Theatre. He recently produced and toured work for Starving Artists UK, who work out of Los Angeles and London.

Prior to going freelance in 2017, David previously worked as Executive Director of Oldham Coliseum Theatre. His earlier work was in Production Management, working with English Touring Theatre, Contact Theatre, the New Vic, Welfare State International and Major Road.



Joshua Val Martin - Associate Artist

Josh - or Val - is a writer from Bolton, having developed with the Soho Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre's respective playwrighting schemes. His work includes musicals for Central School of Speech and Drama and at Hope Mill Theatre, documentary plays for Northampton Royal and Derngate, and the New Vic Theatre, and his play This is Not America won the Bruntwood Commendation Prize in 2017.

Most recently, he's worked as part of a writers room on a new SKY television series; written, performed and toured two autobiographical solo shows, and is currently finishing two new plays commissioned by Silent Uproar and IAP:MCR respectively.


Aside from writing, he has had visual art shown and sold at Gallerí 78 Iceland, and earns his bread and butter having founded Free Manchester Walking Tours and the LGBT+ Manchester Walking Tour nearly eight years ago. During the pandemic, he completed an MA in History at the University of Manchester.

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Board Members

Kat Au

Daniel Jarvis

Janine Waters

IAP:MCR has previously worked with

Andonis Anthony, Professor Paul Baker, Lee Baxter, Michael Betteridge, A. B. Bradnack, Josh Coates, Joel Chester-Fildes, James Darnton, Sue Dunderdale, Sue Fletcher, Tom Guest, Rosheen O'Hanlon, Chris Hoyle, KANTOS, Loz Kaye, Neil McKenna, Heather Kipling, Shirley Lundstram, Naomi Parker, Joshua Val Martin, Jamie Newall, Andrew Pollard, Jordan Rising, Joe Shipman, Dan Steele, The Sunday Boys, Dan Wallace, Louise Walwein MBE.


Contact Theatre Manchester, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, The Met Bury, The John Rylands Library, Bury Art Museum, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester University, Manchester Central Library's Archives+

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