Truth to Power Café

Live Show and Digital Theatre Adaptation

Truth to Power Café

London Artists Projects

September 2021

Created, written and performed by JEREMY GOLDSTEIN with HENRY WOOLF

Digital theatre adaptation and directed by JEN HEYES

Bunjil Place devised and directed by JEREMY GOLDSTEIN in collaboration with JEN HEYES.

Truth to Power Café is a unique theatrical experience reflecting on loss, hope and resistance. This internationally acclaimed live and digital performance event is told through memoir, poetry, image, music and film. It is a unique live and online performance which brings everyday people to the stage to answer the question “Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?” Inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Nobel prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang, Goldstein invites participants of all ages, beliefs and backgrounds to take part and respond to the question before live and online audiences in a profoundly moving and cathartic group experience.

Jeremy Goldstein’s Truth to Power Café, developed and directed by Jen Heyes, resumes the Australian leg of its world tour. The Australian tour will culminate with Jen Heyes’ digital theatre adaptation. Shot live on location at London’s Conway Hall and at Bunjil Place in Narre Warren, this 50 min digital theatre work will be available for free and on-demand from Bunjil Place as part of Melbourne Fringe Arts Festival from 2-31 October 

See website: truthtopower.co.uk and the creative team

Images and Videos from the production and its Facebook page

 

A haunting, lyrical meditation on personal power, family and identity

THE STAGE

A truly global show that knows no borders…Truth to Power Café is part-theatrical performance, part-memoir, part impassioned activism

TIME OUT SYDNEY

A priceless repository of living social history, wit, wisdom and defiance

ATTITUDE

5 stars

Truth to Power Café is a new kind of theatre…deeply empowering

YORKSHIRE POST

Jen Heyes really know a good shot . . . Collaborative art-making at its best

TOTAL THEATRE

The revolutionary potential of theatre at its simplest and most direct

LYN GARDNER

GUARDIAN

Truth to Power Café is a highly original mix of personal memoir, pungent testimony and political resistance. It is heartfelt, passionate and lovably odd

MICHAEL BILLINGTON

THEATRE CRITIC AND BIOGRAPHER OF HAROLD PINTER

Compelling and cathartic…dignified and passionate…the essence of live performance

THE QUEER REVIEW

5 stars

Jeremy Goldstein has created a new theatrical genre to empower people to speak the truth of their lived experience

SOUTH SYDNEY HERALD

Hits the core of humanity and all of what is going on in the world

METRO

Goldstein, 48 is a Sydney-reared, London-based theatre producer turned performer whose commitment to truth and belief in the transformative power of the word – underpins a project that has wowed audiences…

THE AUSTRALIAN

A polemic on people with power over you…not to be missed

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