Quiet Faith

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

Image of original cast – Ashton Malcolm.

Presented by HOTA and DW Projects.

Quiet Faith was co-commissioned by Vitalstatistix and HotHouse Theatre and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


SCHOOLS: School bookings welcome (via the button below) – suitable for Years 10-12.

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There is a 10min audience Q&A immediately after each show with the cast – students are invited to ask questions.

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