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Truth to Power Café

London Artists Projects

Thu 20 May, 2021


Powerhouse Theatre

A Res $39*
Admit $35*

*plus transaction fee $6.90




60 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for ages 16+
Contains coarse language, adult themes, sexual + drug references and trigger warnings

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

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Jeremy Goldstein’s Truth to Power Café is a profound theatrical reflection on loss, hope and resistance. This internationally acclaimed performance event is told through memoir, image, poetry, music and live testimony from community participants with stories to tell in response to the question: ‘Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’

Speaking truth to power is a non-violent means of conflict resolution, the origins of which lie in the anti-war movement.

Is it to your parents, sibling, politician, landlord, neighbour, 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.


Participants of all ages, beliefs and backgrounds are invited to take part and respond to the question before a live audience. For information click here or to sign up click here. Truth to Power Café is non-partisan. Participants are cast in advance. There is no audience participation. No stage or public speaking experience is necessary. T&C apply. 


We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously.

A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. 

Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.

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Created, written and performed by Jeremy Goldstein with Henry Woolf
Directed by Jen Heyes
Associate Director: Anne-Louise Rentell
Photography: Kate Holmes, Sarah Hickson, Darren Black
Banners: Ed Hall

Jeremy is a 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 (LAP) in 2002, co-creating and commissioning genre-busting artists winning major theatre awards. In 2012 Jeremy was the recipient of an h.Club Award and in recognition of his political theatre work, was named in Time Out as among the 100 most influential people in UK culture.


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The revolutionary potential of theatre at its simplest and most direct

THE Guardian

  • The revolutionary potential of theatre at its simplest and most direct

    THE Guardian

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


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

    Time Out

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

    The Queer Review


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