“… when all words fail, music speaks.” Aussie Theatre on Speechless.
Speechless presents, and is composer and devisor Cat Hope’s personal response to, the issue of voicelessness in society, and being silenced by legal, political or cultural means. For Cat, Speechless was a vehicle to address this through music. As Cat says “I started to question what I could possibly do, as an artist, in the face of these issues. I believe music can be a conduit for contemplating difficult subjects, responding to them in a different way than a news report, overcoming the communication limits and barriers of words or the cold realism of a photograph.”
As a reflection of this, Speechless will be supporting the following charities during the Perth Festival season:
We call out injustice, wherever it happens, and work together with people just like you to stand for human dignity- we believe that together, we can create a world where the most basic human rights are enjoyed by all.
The Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that represents a community of people who support the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and detainees in Western Australia.