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 Goes, Assassins).
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.