Truth to Power Cafe

Photo Courtesy of the artist

“The revolutionary potential of theatre at its best and most direct” Lyn Gardner, Guardian.  

The British Council is thrilled to have supported the Truth to Power Café as part of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Festival 2018 cultural program. Festival 2018 was based on three acts - Encounters in which we meet the world, Change in which we effect positive change in the world and Aspire in which we uplift and transform ourselves and those around us. These themes are threaded through the program - connecting the global with the local, the internationally renowned with the emerging, the powerful with those who lack visibility and agency.

Jeremy Goldstein, Founder and Creative Producer of London Artists Projects received support from the British Council and Arts Council of England’s Artists International Development Fund (AIDF) to travel to the Netherlands to undertake research and development for the work.  From here, and in 2018 London Artists Projects began an international exploration into the power of free speech and political activism, as participants of all ages, beliefs and backgrounds have five minutes to speak the truth to power before a live audience. 

"Ultimately I like to think of the show as a chance to express your true self, become the person you’ve always wanted to be, and say what you’ve always wanted to say. It’s cathartic, thrilling, and something only live theatre can do,"  Jeremy Goldstein, The Weekend Edition, Gold Coast.

The Truth to Power Cafe took place between 9 – 11 April  as part of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Festival 2018 (Gold Coast) and 14 April in Mudgeeraba as part of Bleach Festival. 

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