HOTA and DW Projects Presents Quiet Faith By David Williams
Contemporary Christianity is far more complex than Fred Nile and Tony Abbott would like us to think. The place of Christian faith in Australian politics is often linked to conservatism and intolerance. In a gentle exploration of faith, the words of everyday Christians are woven into this verbatim theatre work, their views taken from hours of interviews.
From award-winning documentary theatre maker David Williams comes a surprising journey into the world of the quietly, progressively faithful.
The place of Christian faith in Australian politics is often linked to conservatism and intolerance. Many members of the Federal Government profess deep Christian beliefs and groups such as the Australian Christian Lobby loudly intervene in public policy debates.
Yet, new faith-based social movements such as Love Makes A Way, actively campaign against government policies.
Generated from hours of interviews with Christian Australians, Quiet Faith is an antidote to despair about religion and politics, offering a portrait of the ways that faith can underpin civic life.
“ Quiet Faith gently asks its audience – religious or not – to take a new look at the face of Christianity today. Whose voices aren’t we hearing? And what do we miss because of this?” – Jane Howard, The Guardian
“Williamson always keeps us engaged … his words weave a spellbinding course. ….testament to the power of Williamson’s language.” Daily Telegraph
About David Williamson
David Williamson is the most produced Playwright in the history of Australian Theatre. For over forty years his plays have continued to attract strong audiences and box office revenue for the many Theatre companies around the country who produce and continue to produce his work. He has also written numerous film scripts and television series including Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously.
Image of original cast – Ashton Malcolm.