In August 2011 the streets of England were taken over by riots.
In 1967 Martin Luther King said: ‘When you cut facilities, slash jobs, abuse power, discriminate, drive people into deeper poverty & shoot people dead whilst refusing to provide answers or justice, the people will rise up & express their anger & frustration if you refuse to hear their cries. A riot is the language of the unheard’. Over 40 years later and what has changed? Who’s responsibility is it to teach our children how to avoid repeating the mistakes that not only our generation, but the many generations before us have made? Yes, things change over time, but the same mistakes occur, they are just executed differently. Who is to blame? The person giving the orders? The person acting the order out? Or the person who stands by and watches? Silence is betrayal. We need break this silence. Our society has become voiceless. We must end this silence. We must be prepared to match actions with words by seeking out every creative method of protest possible. We must question the fairness and justice of our past and present. Ignotus Theatre is not interested in giving answers, we are simply posing questions. We can no longer accept that ignorance is bliss. We believe we must stand as one, or die like fools. “It doesn’t matter what ship you came on, we are all in the same boat now” Martin Luther King Jr.
8th September 17.00 - 17.30 The Crescent Theatre Ron Barber Studio