Reservations are now open for a special Chicago Region Dramatists Guild event Monday evening, September 26. Chicago Region Dramatists Guild members and students from local colleges and universities will present "Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret" as part of Banned Book Week (September 25-October 1 st), the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The performance will take place at 8 PM at Davenport's Piano Bar, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. There is no admission charge, however there is a two drink minimum. (Non-alcoholic drinks, such as soft drinks and coffee count toward the minimum.)
Reservations can be made by emailing Chicago Region Rep Cheryl Coons at:

"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 performance will feature selections from Almost, MaineAngels in America, Cabaret, ChicagoRent, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You, and more, with contextual commentary by DLDF President John Weidman. In addition to this Chicago performance, "Banned Together" will also be performed across the country in New York, Miami, and San Francisco, as part of the Banned Books Week activities.

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. 

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DG members from Illinois, as well as our neighboring states of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin are encouraged to attend. 

Monday, September 26, 2016
Davenport's Piano Bar
1383 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Chicago Regional Rep

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