Since its premiere in 2010, Chicago playwright Todd Logan’s Defamation has been performed to acclaim at universities, law schools, businesses and civic and religious organizations. A one-hour courtroom drama followed by 15 minutes of facilitated jury deliberation by the audience, Defamation is an interactive work that concerns a civil case pitting a well-to-do Jewish man against a striving black businesswoman. Its ultimate goal is to spur discussion on the issues of race, religion and class, and to provoke further reflection on how they shape our daily lives. Performances, which are free and open to the public, will be followed by a Q&A with the cast and playwright. Also a filmmaker and humorist, Logan is the author of the play Botanic Garden, the independent film With a Family Like Mine and published pieces in The New York Times and The Boston Globe. Presenting sponsors include the Metro Human Relations Commission, the Napier-Looby Bar Association and CommunityNashville, with underwriting by the Thomas P. Seigenthaler Fund for Creativity and the Danner Foundation. For more information, visit defamationtheplay.com.