Raul Esparza, Zainab Jah, Daniel Jenkins, & Lisa Kron Join BANNED TOGETHER At Joe's Pub
Dramatists Legal Defense Fund's Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret welcomes Raúl Esparza (Law & Order: SVU), Zainab Jah (Broadway's Eclipsed), Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Billy Elliot) and Lisa Kron (book/lyrics for Broadway's Fun Home). They will be joined by the already announced writer/actors Andrea Frierson (Me & Ella (author & star); Once on this Island- original Broadway cast) and Christine Toy Johnson (The Americans, Madame Secretary) on September 27th at Joe's Pub in NYC.
Banned Together is a celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on America's stages, created to raise awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in the theater. The performances will feature selections from Cabaret, Chicago, Almost, Maine, Rent and Angels in America, among other notable works, with a libretto by John Weidman (Assassins, Pacific Overtures), directed by Ari Edelson (Building The Wall, 24 Hour Plays) and produced by Patti Anne Miller (Williamstown Theatre Festival, The 24 Hour Plays). Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret will be performed in sixteen cities across the U.S. as a part of Banned Books Week (September 24-30), the annual celebration of the freedom to read.
The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization created by the Dramatists Guild to advocate for free expression in the dramatic arts and a vibrant public domain for all, and to educate the public about the industry standards surrounding theatrical production and about the protections afforded dramatists under copyright law. www.dldf.org. @TheDLDF
Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret will take place on Wednesday, September 27 at 9:30PM at Joe's Pub in New York City.
To learn more visit joespub.publictheater.org.