The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund And Pen America Present 'Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret' In Thirteen Cities

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund And Pen America Present 'Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret' In Thirteen CitiesThe Dramatists Legal Defense Fund ("DLDF") in partnership with PEN America is pleased to present the third annual Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret in thirteen cities as a part of Banned Books Week (September 23rd-29th) the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The show will be performed over one week, some simultaneously, in the following cities:

Atlanta- Out Front Theater
Baltimore- Zion Church of the City of Baltimore
Boston- Boston Public Library
Buffalo-St. Nichols School Reading Room
Chicago-Victory Gardens
Golden, CO-Miners Alley
Dallas- Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Houston-Queensbury Theater
Kansas City/St Louis-Tesseract Theatre
Los Angeles-Skylight Theater
Nashville Actors Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Chapel
San Francisco-Phoenix Theatre

Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret 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", "Indecent", "Rent" and "Angels in America," among other notable works, with a libretto by DLDF president John Weidman (Assassins) and J.T. Rogers (Oslo, Blood and Gifts).

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

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible. www.pen.org @PENamerican

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