The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (“DLDF”) in partnership with PEN America is pleased to present the Fourth annual Banned Togetheras a part of Banned Books Week (September 22nd-28th), the annual celebration of the freedom to read.
Our Houston performance is Monday, September 23, 7:30pm at the Alley Theatre, Hubbard Stage.
Banned Togetheris a celebration of scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on America’s stages, and was created to raise awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in the theater. The performances will feature selections from “Cabaret”, “An Octoroon”, “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). Houston’s performance includes Hitler’s Tastersby Michelle Kholos Brooks, which received one of its first readings at Wordsmyth Theater and was recently pulled from production at a Connecticut school.
Banned Together is also being performed in the following cities:
Atlanta – The Atlanta Cuban Club/ Kalliope Studios
Boston – Boston Public Library
Chicago – Roosevelt University
Dallas – Bishop Arts Theater
Nashville – Actors Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Chapel
Philadelphia – Free Library of Philadelphia
St. Petersburg, FL – Palladium Theater
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. It champions the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Its mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible. www.pen.org @PENamerican
Our Houston reading is free and open to the public. Please RSVP via using the EventBrite link:
We hope to see you there!