Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret—Boston, MA
The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in partnership with PEN America, presented Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret during Banned Books Week 2019 (September 22-28). This celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on America’s stages raised awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in theater. Performances featured selections from Cabaret, Chicago, Fun Home, Rent, and Angels in America, among other notable works, with contextual commentary by DLDF president John Weidman (Assassins).
In 2019, Banned Together was performed in 15 cities across the United States. Award-winning directors Ilyse Robbins and Weylin Symes were at the helm of Boston’s event. The event was free and open to the public.