Breakdown Theatre Company was formed in 2023 by Jaden Adams and Viv Slack. We are based in the north of England, currently living in Halifax.

We are also supported by amazing collaborators and friends, including actress and coach Olwen May, writer Mary Cooper and director Francesca Murray-Fuentes.

Jaden Adams (he/him) – Actor & Writer

Jaden is a trans-male actor who grew up on a council estate in Oldham and now lives in Halifax.

Transparency is Jaden’s return to performing since transition. He plays 5 radically different characters based, including 3 male and 2 female characters.

Jaden also developed the story, characters, script and staging for Transparency, with support from our team.

Viv Slack (she/her) – Producer & Facilitator

Viv is an experienced facilitator, working with communities, groups, institutions and people with different views.

She brings skills from this work to facilitate post performance discussions and workshops, including in workplaces, colleges, schools and with community and grassroots groups.

Viv also supports the development of our productions including as our producer, dramaturg and tour manager.

Legislative Theatre

Viv and Jaden are also both trained to develop and facilitate legislative theatre – supporting communities and grassroots groups to challenge and change systems of oppression. We are exploring possibilities for using LT with local young people and marginalised groups.