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Banned Together! A Philadelphia Premiere!

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Free

Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret is back for its fourth year in a row and appearing for the first time in Philadelphia! The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) created Banned Together as a celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on America’s stages, created to raise awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in the theater. The performances will feature selections from Cabaret, Chicago, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged), An Octoroon and Calendar Girls, among other notable works, with a libretto by DLDF president John Weidman (Assassins) and J.T. Rogers (Oslo, Blood and Gifts). Banned Together will be performed across the U.S. on stages and in libraries starting September 22nd and running through September 28th as a part of ALA’s Banned Books Week. Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret 2019 is presented by The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund in partnership with PEN America.

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. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible. www.pen.org @PENamerican

This event is a collaboration with the Literature Department and will be performed in the Heim Center on the first floor of Parkway Central. The event is free and will start @ 7:00pm.

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Details

Date:
September 23
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/banned-together-a-philadelphia-premiere-tickets-69234077991?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Organizers

DLDF
PEN America

Venue

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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