The play was extraordinary and created an active dialogue that is continuing over weeks and weeks after the performance…an effective resource to create dialogue to bridge the racial divide.
William H. "Smitty" Smith, Ed. D., Founding Executive Director, National Center for Race Amity, Boston, MA
I could not have dreamed of a better program. We had a large, ethnically diverse audience, and a lively discussion with the wonderful actors/facilitators. I highly recommend THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE for any library or community organization!
Lesley Williams, Head of Adult Services, Evanston Public Library, Evanston, IL
The cast members exhibited incredible talent and we were simply blessed to have had them in our city to present a theme on areas that are still relevant to our society today.
Shirley R. Tucker, [TITLE?], Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, Jackson, MS
A first-rate play about a serious subject.
Dr. Robert Boone, Founder, Young Chicago Authors, Chicago, IL
Thank you for presenting THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE on November 15, 2012. The was a wonderful opportunity for the community to examine the hidden prejudices we all harbor in the context of this very engaging play.
Marci K. Buerger, Adult Program Coordinator, Mount Prospect Library, Mount Prospect, IL
Todd Logan's THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE holds the audience's own prejudices and assumptions under a powerful lens, and does not let us go except by way of an unsettling self-examination. No one escapes the jury's deliberations unchanged.
Rabbi Debra Kassoff, Jackson, Ms.
The only way we're going to close the gap among races, classes, and religion is through civil discourse. THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE provides the first step.
Reverend Gessell Berry, Sherman United Methodist Church, Evanston, IL
Bringing THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE to our synagogue proved gratifying for a number of reasons: it inspired thoughtful discussion and reflection about our own views of race and equality, and allowed us to explore the nuances of other perspectives.
Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman, Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, Il
As wonderful as the play was, it was equally as moving to see how engaged people were with the debate.
Bekki Harris Kaplan, Executive Director, Beth Emet, The Free Synagogue, Evanston, IL