Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?
That’s the question award-winning theatre maker Jeremy Goldstein will pose to Kent participants in his ‘Truth to Power Café’ on 28th February.

This new international performance event is intercut with monologue, poetry, image, music, memoir and live and spontaneous testimony from participants speaking truth to power in response to the question.

Participants of all ages, beliefs, and backgrounds can take part in the event and will have up to five minutes to respond to the question before a live audience.

To take part sign up here

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, alternative fact, and fake-news, speaking truth to power is widely accepted to mean saying something to those in authority or position of trust who don’t want to hear it. Is it to your parents, a sibling, politician, lover, landlord, religious leader, boss, banker or simply your best friend? It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.

‘Truth to Power Café’ is inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Nobel prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang. Friends for over sixty years, the Gang included Jeremy’s late father Mick Goldstein, and poet polymath Henry Woolf, who at 88 is the last surviving member of the Gang, and whose poetry Goldstein performs in the show as the real-life son of the Hackney Gang.

Participant Line-up:

  • Otto Baxter – down syndrome drag queen and actor

Read the interview with Otto here

We are still looking for participants so if you would be to participant sign up here

This event will now take place in the Gulbenkian Cafe.  This is due to essential maintenance work in the Gulbenkian theatre auditorium, apologies for any inconvenience. If you have purchased a ticket, a member of the team will be in touch shortly. Alternatively please contact our ticket office directly on 01227 769075.

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The Gulbenkian reviews

“The revolutionary potential of theatre at its best and most direct”

The Guardian

“Take part. I did. Or just turn up for inspiration and empowerment”

Peter Tatchell, International Human Rights Activist

“We were all blown away by the authenticity and power of it all”

Donna, participant, Dundee

“The love and power radiating through the room was like nothing I’ve ever experienced – it will stay with me for a long time ”

Cait, participant, Dundee

“Beautiful, honest, and brave”

Phoebe, participant, Doncaster

“Extraordinary and cathartic”

Patrick, participant, London
Truth to Power Cafe

28 Feb 2019

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