Sitting on the panel will be playwright Hoppe, the founder of WHAT; playwright and performer Eric Bogosian; director and actor André Gregory; radical historian (and father of WHAT artistic director Jeff Zinn) Howard Zinn; novelist Norman Mailer; Sebastian Junger; and Marge Piercy. The event will take place at 7:30 PM at the Wellfleet Congregational Church, Main Street, Wellfleet, MA. All proceeds benefit Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.
"Free speech is under attack in this country - in subtle and not so subtle ways," said Jeff Zinn in a statement. "There are examples everything: canceled appearances of Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins following the Oscar telecast; the Screen Actors Guild receiving hate mail about Martin Sheen and others, website postings suggesting that well-known individuals who express 'unacceptable' views should be punished by losing their right to work. Even a hint of the blacklist must never again be tolerated in this nation." Tickets are $27 or two for $50, and are available by calling (508) 349-6835.