main navigation bar - top row

main navigation bar - bottom row

main menu

Faculty present "Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret"


Faculty from the Department of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre & Dance will perform a show to raise awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in theatre. The free performance takes place on Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30 pm at the Comedy Showcase, 212 S 4th Ave in Ann Arbor. 

Titled Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret, the performance is one of 17 to take place in cities across the U.S. during the week of September 24-30. They are being presentd in conjunction with the Dramatists Guild Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) as a part of Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read.

Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret is a celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on America's stages. It will feature selections from plays and musicals such as Cabaret, Chicago, Almost, Maine, Rent, Angels in America, and more. The Banned Together libretto is by DLDF president John Weidman (Anything GoesAssassins).

DLDF 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 the protections afforded dramatists under copyright law.












past news

June 2016
January 2016
June 2015
August 2014
November 2013

In Love with Checkov 11/15/2013

Interarts professor Holly Hughes presents The Dog and Pony Show (Bring Your Own Pony) in a webcast performance at the Chicago Humanities Festival on Mon., Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Her newest performance work, the piece offers a poetic and comic meditation on midlife crises in the key of canine.   11/01/2013

July 2013

Professor Ashley Lucas and three Theatre & Drama students are engaged in an intensive exchange program with UniRio in Rio de Janiero, Brazil this summer, where they are blogging about their experiences in UniRio's prison arts program and more.   07/12/2013

June 2013

Theatre Students to Perform at Toronto Fringe Festival 06/19/2013

Holly Hughes, professor of interarts performance in the Department of Theatre & Drama, was profiled in Hyperallergic, an online magazine about art and culture, which included a Q&A with Hughes about her role as one of the "NEA Four."   06/06/2013

November 2012
A scene from the 2014 Department of Musical Theatre production of "Cabaret"
Current News
Discovering Inspiration in Polandmore
SMTD presents a play that opens dialogue on criminal injusticemore

main navigation bar - top row

main navigation bar - bottom row

Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower