Banned Together Censorship Cabaret + Love v. Death

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Palladium Theater St. Petersburg

253 5th Avenue North

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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A free performance of songs and scenes from plays and musicals challenged by censors, celebrating free speech.

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Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret is 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 45-minute performances will feature selections from Fun Home, Cabaret, Chicago, An Octoroon, 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).

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund in partnership with PEN America is pleased to present the fourth annual Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret as a part of Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read. Performances are taking place across the country.

This Florida performance is directed by The Studio@620’s Bob Devin Jones, with musical accompaniment by Tom Sivak and special guests Jordan Stovall, Doug Hall and vocalists from the University of South Florida School of Theatre and Dance.

A voter registration table will be available, thanks to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections.

The evening’s entertainment is free, and includes the premiere of Love v. Death: A New Chamber Opera by Tom Sivak.

This soon-to-be-banned 45-minute opera brings a spooky but true Florida love story to vivid life.

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

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Palladium Theater St. Petersburg

253 5th Avenue North

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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