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London Artists Projects
Truth to Power Café: English with an Accent
No Borders World Tour 2020/21: North American PREMIERE
Truth to Power Café: English with an Accent is a profound reflection on loss, resistance and hope told through memoir, image, poetry, music and live and spontaneous testimony from up to ten participants with stories to tell in response to the question ‘who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’
Created and performed by Jeremy Goldstein (Australia / UK) and Henry Woolf (Canada / UK), featuring original music performed by Migguel Anggelo (Venezuela / USA). Directed by Jen Heyes (UK) with additional direction and choreography by Sarah O’Gleby (UK / USA) and musical direction and arrangements by Jaime Lozano (Mexico / USA).
Created and performed by Jeremy Goldstein (Australia / UK) and Henry Woolf (Canada / UK), featuring original music performed by Migguel Anggelo (Venezuela / USA). Directed by Jen Heyes (UK) with additional direction and choreography by Sarah O’Gleby (UK / USA) and musical direction and arrangements by Jaime Lozano (Mexico / USA). Filmmakers Rachel Davies and Daniel Saul for R&D Studio (UK); Banners Ed Hall (UK);Lighting Nigel Edwards (UK);Photography Sarah Hickson and Darren Black (UK); Video Conor MacMahon (UK); Sound John Avery (UK)
No Borders World Tour 2020/21
TRUTH TO POWER CAFÉ: ENGLISH WITH AN ACCENTis a profound theatrical reflection on loss, hope, and resistance. This one-of-a-kind streaming event opens with a plea for liberty and is told through memoir, poetry, music, film, and live testimony from community participants speaking truth to power as part of a unique transatlantic meditation on time, place and community.
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.
The event unites Jeremy Goldstein’s acclaimed Truth to Power Café with multidisciplinary artist Migguel Anggelo’s visionary new stage work English with an Accent, now in development, and community participants from Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center.
Situated a dozen miles from the White House, up to 10 participants from Montgomery will rise up on the eve of the US elections, and respond to the question who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?
Is what they want to say to their parents, a sibling, politician, lover, landlord, neighbour, religious leader, boss, banker, or simply their best friend? It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.
Online running time: approx. 60 mins.
OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Participants of all ages, beliefs and backgrounds with authentic stories to tell in response to the question are invited to take part in this internationally acclaimed project.
Participants will be notified by 16th September and must be available to film their testimony by 30th September.
Truth to Power Café is non-partisan.
Terms and conditions apply.
October 10th 2020 @ 2pm and 7pm
About the artists:
“Goldstein is a fascinating man…touring the world spreading a particular and specific brand of inspiration through theatre.” Yorkshire Post
Jeremy Goldstein is a Manchester born British / Australian interdisciplinary theatre maker and HIV+ activist with ACT UP London. For three decades he has championed underrepresented voices, and new forms of artistic and political expression. Jeremy founded London Artists Projects in 2002 commissioning and co-creating work with celebrated artists, winning many awards. In recognition of his political theatre work, he was named in Time Out as among the 100 most influential people in UK culture.
“Showmanship of Desi Arnaz and the performance art of Klaus Nomi” Theater Scene
Migguel Anggelo is a Venezuelan born, Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary performance artist whose work combines personal storytelling with movement, dance-theater and original music. Anggelo is currently developing a major new stage work English with an Accent which explores his lived experience of being a queer Latino immigrant and the poetic parallels between the immigrant experience, and the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to butterfly.
Harold Pinter and the Hackney Gang
Truth to Power Café is inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Nobel prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang. The Gang included Jeremy Goldstein’s late father Mick, and poet polymath Henry Woolf, who at 90 is the sole surviving member of the Gang. For sixty years the Gang maintained their belief in speaking truth to power and remained firmly on the side of the occupied and the disempowered and their allies.
TRUTH TO POWER CAFÉ: ENGLISH WITH AN ACCENT streams on what would have been Harold Pinter’s 90th birthday.
Truth to Power Café is a London Artists Projects production developed with the Harold Pinter Archive at the British Library London; Theatre in the Mill Bradford; Soho Theatre London; Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Australia; and Leeuwarden European Capital of Culture in The Netherlands.
Truth to power Café: English with an Accentis produced by Greg Kastelman for Unbound Artists as part of Truth to Power Café No Borders World Tour 2020/21 in association with Conway Hall London.
London Artists Projects is funded by Arts Council England.