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Each of our programming options are designed to bring a unique opportunity for your community to engage in civil discourse about the most pressing social issues of our day. Available year-round to fit your schedule, conversations started in your organization will last for days, weeks and months.

DefEx Online

DefEx Online brings everyone in your organization a front row seat. Break through the barriers of traditional diversity programming by delivering this interactive online experience to your audience wherever they may bebased in multiple campuses or offices, or even based at home.

How It Unfolds

Riveting Courtroom Drama: Created by award-winning playwright Todd Logan, the play explores the highly charged issues of race, class, religion, gender, and the law. (75 Minutes)

Interactive Audience Deliberation: Your audience acts as the jury for the case they’ve just witnessed. (15 Minutes)

Facilitated Post-Show Discussion — Part 1: Your audience engages in facilitated civil discourse that challenges biases and preconceived notions. (30 Minutes)

Facilitated Post-Show Discussion  Part 2 (Optional): Our facilitators join a follow-up conversation with you to keep the conversation going (~1 Week Later)

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Just Cause: The Experience

Just Cause: The Experience builds on the engagement model established over 11 years running The Defamation Experience, once again challenging audiences to act as jurors. Your audience will adjudicate a legal thriller about an artistic director who is suing her former employer—a prestigious Chicago Theater—for reverse discrimination.

How It Unfolds

Captivating Legal Thriller: A 70-minute performance of Just Cause, co-written by the creator of The Defamation Experience Todd Logan and award-winning playwright Lisa Dillman. The play explores the highly charged issues of race, class, gender, and social justice, and is specifically designed to engage attendees on the small screen within the world of Zoom. (75 Minutes)

Interactive Audience Deliberation: Your audience acts as the jury for the case they’ve just witnessed. (15 Minutes)

Facilitated Post-Show Discussion — Part 1: Your audience engages in facilitated civil discourse that challenges biases and preconceived notions. (30 Minutes)

Facilitated Post-Show Discussion  Part 2 (Optional): Our facilitators join a follow-up conversation with you to keep the conversation going (~1 Week Later)

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The Defamation Experience Live

The Defamation Experience - LIVE

Our Hearts go out to everyone impacted by Covid-19. So much of everyone’s lives is beset by anxiety and uncertainty. The Defamation Experience has also been impacted. We are not currently touring live

Please check out DefEx Online to discover how our programming can be part of your solution to today’s most pressing online educational challenges.


The Defamation Experience Live brings the courtroom drama and expert facilitators right to your venue. Conversations that begin with The Defamation Experience will continue for days, weeks, and months.

Join one of our tours, or book any date to fit your schedule.

How It Unfolds

Riveting Courtroom Drama: Created by award-winning playwright Todd Logan, the play explores the highly charged issues of race, class, religion, gender, and the law. (75 Minutes)

Interactive Audience Deliberation: Your audience acts as the jury for the case they’ve just witnessed. (15 Minutes)

Audience Post-Show Discussion: Your audience engages in facilitated civil discourse that challenges biases and preconceived notions. (30 Minutes)

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An ideal diversity program appropriate for a myriad of audiences and events:

  • Corporations
  • Conferences
  • Keynote Features
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Professional Development
  • Faculty & Staff Programming
  • Law Schools & Bar Associations
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits
  • Civic & Cultural Organizations
  • High School Programs
  • Diversity Conferences & Summits
  • Diversity Programming
  • Diversity Week
  • First-Year Orientation & Experiences
  • Orientation Programming
  • Community Outreach
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Houses of Worship

…and more. Let’s get in touch today to see how we can bring the power of theater, civil discourse, and lasting conversations to your organization.

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Which program(s) are you interested in?

Test Drive DefEx Online To See First-Hand What We Can Do For Your Organization.

Join our live preview event on

Thursday, July 22nd.