Award-winning playwright, Ariel Dorfman, was inspired to write a theatrical presentation based on Kerry Kennedy’s book, Speak Truth to Power, Human Rights Defenders Who are Changing our World. Hosted by President Bill Clinton, the play, Speak Truth to Power: Voices From Beyond the Dark, premiered in 2000 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC and was broadcast as part of PBS’s The Kennedy Center Presents. The play has since been performed in cities all over the world including Athens, Barcelona, Cape Town, Florence, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rome and Stockholm. Some of the world’s finest actors have performed the play including America Ferrara, Glenn Close, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Woody Harrelson, John Malkovich, Julianna Margulies, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Lena Olin, Sharon Stone, Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Robin Wright and many others. In 2014, the play was performed by Members of the European Parliament at the European Union in Brussels.
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