After his own unsettling experience in dealing with race, Todd Logan created Defamation as a way to engage in conversations about race, power, and gender. He recognized that his own experiences as a white man in a largely white neighborhood did not embrace diversity. With Defamation, Logan set out to provide a forum for diversity discussions.
The first production of Defamation was at DePaul University in 2009, just after Barack Obama’s inauguration. Following the performance, the audience participated in post-show discussion about their own biases and prejudices regarding race, religion,
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