SYNOPSIS OF THE MEETING 

DIRECTED BY PAUL ANTHONY MORRIS 2009

In the 1960’s African Americans had a common goal: an end to poverty and discrimination. 

Two passionate voices arose from the sea of protest and took centre stage to spur on the African American community. However, these were two conflicting ideologies - one immediate and provocative, which embraced the ideals of a defensive armed struggle to achieve their goal for self-determination and the other sort to achieve its objectives through non-violent demonstration, economic sanctions and the power of vote.

The subsequent tensions which arose between these two distinctive voices provided one of the most potent reference points for African American history, a history that has gone on to be defined as one of the greatest humanitarian struggles for freedom and justice in the 20th century. 

The Meeting is a fantastic and
informative play which is worthy of four stars.
— Theatre News
The Meeting asks some vital questions that remain horribly centre-stage.
— Time Out
The Meeting is the sort of theatre which people - certainly young ones - should see so the lives two men gave for their beliefs and their people are never forgotten.
— Croydon Today