He has also appeared extensively on Radio and had his poem ‘Bhopal’ commissioned by BBC Radio 4, which went on to win an Amnesty International Media Award in 2005. In 2003 Avaes expanded into playwriting and has since been commissioned by BBC Radio and Theatre Companies across the country with his plays ‘Bhopal’ (2003), ‘In God We Trust’ (2005), ‘The Student’ (2007), ‘Shadow Companion’ (2008) and ‘Crystal Kisses’ (2010/2011), consistently achieving 4 star reviews. He is currently writing plays for four separate theatre companies across the UK.
A versatile workshop facilitator, Avaes is also an Associate Artist with London-based Tamasha Theatre Company, where he jointly lead upon the ‘Small Lives Global Ties’ writers group, a group committed to exploring cultural specific writings as a means by which to attain universality. His poem ‘The Clash’ was recently published in ‘Defending Multiculturalism: A guide for the movement’ a vibrant, hard-hitting and informative collection of poems and essays that set out to defend Britain’s multicultural way of life.