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Created by Jeremy Goldstein
Directed by Jen Heyes
Verse Henry Woolf
Sarah Hickson (UK)
Kate Holmes (Australia)
Banners Ed Hall
Lighting Nigel Edwards
Video Conor MacMahon
Music David Bowie arranged by Sven Ratzke
Truth to Power Café is a profound reflection on loss, hope and resistance told through memoir, image, poetry, music and live and spontaneous testimony from participants with stories to tell in response to the question:
WHO HAS POWER OVER YOU AND DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THEM?
People of all ages, beliefs and backgrounds are invited to respond to the question by sending us 100 word answers in response to the question.
If possible we will encourage you to expand your story for the live show. We may also be able to develop your story through the medium of moving image.
Speaking truth to power is a non-violent means of conflict resolution, the origins of which lie in the anti-war movement. In our era of post-truth, and fake-news, speaking truth to power is widely accepted to mean saying something to those in a position of authority who don’t want to hear it.
Truth to Power Café is inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Nobel prize winning playwright Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang. For sixty years The Hackney Gang were on the side of the occupied and the disempowered and their allies. It is these people we invite to take part in the live show and digital platform.
The Hackney Gang included Jeremy Goldstein’s late father Mick Goldstein, and poet polymath and sole surviving member of The Hackney Gang Henry Woolf, who at 90 has written original poetry for the show.
All participants are drawn from within communities we are working.