This Time by Michael Kofi and Clifford Oliver

directed by Carole Pluckrose

performed by Michael Kofi

Background to this video

This Time is a dynamic eight-minute solo poetry performance about a young man's journey from childhood to manhood and the powerful influences that have shaped who he is and who he will choose to become.

Originally commissioned by the Youth Justice Board and filmed at their 2005 Annual Convention, This Time launched Arc Theatre's new Theatre for Youth Inclusion programme.

Read our Theatre for Youth Inclusion leaflet (PDF, 1mb)


"Thank you very much for the performance you gave as part of the Annual Youth Justice Convention this year. The piece was a powerful example of the conflicting and extreme thoughts many young people involved in the youth justice system experience daily. I have heard nothing but positive comments about the piece and am thrilled you were able to be part of the event."

Rod Morgan - Chairman, Youth Justice Board