NEC TRUSTEE TO PERFORM IN NH PREMIERE OF “SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER: VOICES FROM BEYOND THE DARK”
On Saturday, October 17, the New Hampshire premiere of “Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark,” by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and novelist Ariel Dorfman, will be presented at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy in Derry at 7:00 p.m.
“Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark” is Dorfman’s stage adaptation of the book by Kerry Kennedy. The production chronicles the lives of 51 defenders of human rights from around the globe. Stories include the experiences of both internationally recognized human rights advocates and those whose names are unknown.
Katrina Swett, a member of the New England College Board of Trustees, will read the part of the Sixth Voice. Dr. Swett is President and CEO of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice. She served as the Director of the Public Policy program at the New England College School of Graduate and Professional Studies from 2004-2006.
Additional members of the production of “Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark” include Maxine Kumin, poet and visiting writer to the New England College MFA in Poetry program; radio personality Mike Morin; author Rebecca Rule; and NHPR host Virginia Prescott. The New Hampshire producer and director is Dana Biscotti Myskowski, a lecturer in scriptwriting at New England College.
For information on tickets, visit http://speaktruthnh.blogspot.com