London Artists Projects and Theatre in the Mill present a work in progress performance in association with Cast and Index On Censorship. The Truth to Power Café begins a unique twelve-month exploration into the power of free speech and political activism as participants of all ages, beliefs, and backgrounds have five minutes to speak truth to power before a live audience by responding to the question: “Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?”
Speaking truth to power has its origins in anti-war pacifism, but in this era of post-truth and fake news is widely accepted to mean saying something those in authority or position of trust don’t want to hear. Is it to your parents, a sibling, a politician, lover, landlord, neighbour, religious leader, boss, banker or simply your best friend? It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.
To be one of six Bradford participants, please write in a hundred words or less who you are and what you want to say and send to [email protected] by 25th October. We will contact you by 1st November to discuss your entry.
“The revolutionary potential of theatre at its best and most direct.” Guardian
“The Truth to Power Café tells it like it is. Take part, I did. Or just turn up for inspiration and empowerment.” Peter Tatchell, International Human Rights Activist
“Being part of the Café was a truly empowering experience.” Phoebe Thomas Weekes, student and participant
The Truth to Power Cafe’ is a new theatre work forming part of an international art project inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang. For more information visit London Artists Projects.
Devised and hosted by Jeremy Goldstein.