What happens when you put a bunch of local luminaries, bigwig politicos, hotshot hams, drama queens, drama kings and drama assorted-other-royalty all in the same Zoom room together?

BANNED IN BOSTON

Showcasing familiar faces & new songs & scenes!

written & scored by Transparent‘s

FAITH SOLOWAY

& featuring special guest star

STEPHEN COLBERT

All proceeds benefit Rehearsal for Life’s flagship program, Urban Improv, serving 1,100+ Boston Public School students grades 4-12 every year.

Plus, blast to the past with Virtually Banned in Boston (2020) & our Banned in Boston archives!

#BannedInBoston
#RehearsalForLife

2021 EVENT CHAIRS

CO-CHAIRS

Fiona & James Benenson

Lena & Brent Berc

Lisa Pierpont & Brant Binder

Robin & Ted Clark

Sandra & Paul Edgerley

Francie & Jon Karlen

Kristina & Patrick Lyons

HOST COMMITTEE

Christina & David Lavallee

Yujing Li

Farrell & Tom O’Rourke

Ellen & Adam Rizika

Julie & Jeff Stuecken

Lisa & Patrick Taffe

Madelyn & Jon Terbell

2021 Cast

As of 2/22/2021 — updated continually!

Faith Soloway
Head Writer, Transparent

Stephen Colbert
Host, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Mohamad Ali
CEO, International Data Group

Michael Bobbitt
Executive Director, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Jared Bowen
Arts Editor & Host, WGBH’s Open Studio

Jim Braude
Co-Host, WGBH’s Boston Public Radio

Brad Brown
Owner, Blue Frog Bakery

Mary Callanan
Actor, Singer, & Cabaret Performer

Andrea Campbell
Boston City Council

Sonia Chang-Díaz
MA State Senator

Gerald Chertavian
Founder & CEO, Year Up

Steve Conine
Co-Chairman, Wayfair

James DiSabatino
Owner/Founder, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese

Marlo Fogelman
CEO & Founder, marlo marketing

Maura Healey
Massachusetts Attorney General

Diane Hessan
CEO, Salient Ventures

David Howse
Vice President, Emerson College Office of the Arts

Rosabeth Kanter
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Shirley Leung
Columnist & Associate Editor, The Boston Globe

Harry McEnerny
Actor

Jim McGovern
US Congressman

Amina Michel-Lord
Educator, 3rd & 4th Grade Team, Mission Hill School

Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA
President & CEO, DentaQuest

JC Monahan
News Anchor, NBC Boston

Steve Peljovich
Owner, Michael’s Deli

Robert Rivers
Chairman & CEO, Eastern Bank

Valerie R. Roberson, PhD
President, Roxbury Community College

Emily Rooney
Host, WGBH’s Beat the Press

Kathy St. George
Actress

Shayna Seymour
Co-Host, WCVB-TV’s Chronicle

Stephen Sherman
Executive Chef, Scarlet Oak Tavern

Kevin Tabb, MD
President & CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health

Sally Taylor
Musician & Artist

Jimmy Tingle
Entertainer & Comedian

Corey Thomas
President & CEO, Rapid7

Chris Willis
Co-Founder, Bully Boy Distillery

Will Willis
Co-Founder, Bully Boy Distillery

Jen Ziskin
Co-Owner, La Morra/Heritage of Sherborn

Josh Ziskin
Co-Owner/Executive Chef, La Morra/Heritage of Sherborn

Urban Improv Ensemble

& RFL’S Board of Directors

2021 Sponsors

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