The Defamation Experience

You are the Jury in “The Defamation Experience”

The Defamation Experience begins with Todd Logan's play, “Defamation,” a riveting courtroom drama that explores the highly charged issues of race, class, religion, gender and the law with one twist at the end: the audience is the jury.

Combined with an audience deliberation and a facilitated discussion, The Defamation Experience is a unique opportunity to engage in civil discourse about the most pressing social issues today.

The play centers on a defamation lawsuit between a south side African American female business owner and a wealthy Jewish north shore real estate developer. Following the 75-minute trial, the judge will lead the audience through deliberation and a  facilitated discussion. An audience vote will decide the outcome of the trial.

All students and employees of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine are invited to attend. No registration is necessary and light refreshments will be available.


Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:30am to 12:30pm

Durham Research Center (DRC) Auditorium, 1002

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Lena Bolivar Johnson

Lena Bolivar Johnson left a positive review 9/22/2019

Thoroughly enjoyed it. I always notice that those who are willing to enlighten others (and "be" enlightened) are the ones that show up. Too bad it wasn't mandatory. Nice job.