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Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret—Chicago, IL

Banned Together Chicago


The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in partnership with PEN America, presents Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret during Banned Books Week 2019 (September 22-28). Produced by different theater groups across the United States, this lively celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on the American stage raises awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in theater. In previous years, Banned Together has been presented in over 25 cities across the United States, and will be presented in multiple cities again this year, as a part of Banned Books Week.

This is the fourth year that Banned Together will be presented in Chicago. The Chicago performance will feature selections from Cabaret, Chicago, Fun Home, 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).