Who: Obie Award-winning playwright Adam Rapp, along with Joan E. Bertin (Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship) and Brett Gary (Associate Professor at New York University). Newsweek’s Jeremy McCarter will moderate.

What: A discussion of "The Real Story Behind THE METAL CHILDREN: Censorship and Literature.”

When: Friday, June 11 at 6:00pm

Where: Presented by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre and Barnes & Noble Booksellers on at Barnes & Noble Union Square (33 East 17 Street – 4th Floor) in Manhattan

Why: Using Adam Rapp’s personal experience as a starting point – Muhlenberg High School’s school board confiscated and removed his young adult novel "The Buffalo Tree" from the curriculum in 2005; an event that became the inspiration for his play, THE METAL CHILDREN – Joan E. Bertin, Brett Gary and Mr. Rapp himself, with moderator Jeremy McCarter, will discuss the larger implications of censoring literature both in the classroom and beyond.

The panel discussion at Barnes & Noble is being presented in conjunction with Vineyard Theatre’s world premiere production of Adam Rapp’s play THE METAL CHILDREN – which can be seen at The Vineyard (108 East 15th Street – between Union Sq. East and Irving Place) through June 13th.

Tickets: The event is free and open to the general public.


For more information, please contact:[email protected] or call (212) 807-6222.