What do Cabaret, Chicago, Fun Home, Almost Maine and Angels in America have in common?
Somebody somewhere has banned their production at some point.
To push back, Zoetic Stage and the Dramatists’ Guild Legal Defense Fund with the Adrienne Arsht Center is producing a free staged reading of Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret at 7 p.m. Monday at the Carnival Studio Theater at the Arsht Center.
The one-night only event also being staged in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, will feature 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 event will be hosted by Dramatists Guild Eastern Florida Regional Rep and playwright Michael McKeever and directed by Bruce Linser. The evening will feature South Florida favorites Clay Cartland, Vanessa Elise, Matthew Korinko, Shelley Keelor and Mike Westrich. Music Direction will be handled by Carbonell Award winner Emmanuel Schvartzman.
Admission is free, although McKeever will highlight the work of the defense fund.
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.