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Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith (born September 18, 1950) is an American actress, playwright, and professor. She is currently the artist in residence at the Center for American Progress.

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Anna Deavere Smith's new one-woman show bills itself as being about h...
That artists are called to be more responsible and 'true' is a tip...
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Me and my interviewee -- the lovely, legendary Anna Deavere Smith. Her latest show "Notes From The Field"...
When I got out of acting school, I was lucky to have gotten any jo...
Y'all Ms. Anna Deavere Smith is brilliant!! Watching her work in left me in…
W 43rd St & 8th Ave. "Notes from the Field," by & with Anna Deavere Smith, now playing!
...what you would like to become in the bigger scheme of things.”-Anna Deavere Smith
How to Listen Between the Lines: Anna Deavere Smith on the Art of Listening in a Culture of Speaking
I remember from my father's funeral that the minister kept using a...
Many people are afraid to talk about race because it's so emotiona...
When you think about it, words can break your heart, or they can c...
Actress Anna Deavere Smith (Black-ish) addresses the school-to-prison pipeline in her latest show "Notes From The...
If I do three interviews in a day, I can be exhausted, because the...
A homecoming to Baltimore turns troubling for Anna Deavere Smith
"There’s so much to learn about...What causes an audience to really say, ‘Well, what can I do about this?’”
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I see myself as not a typical theater person, but a person who use...
The Center welcomes Anna Deavere smith for Let Me Down Easy! . A must see!
A lot of acting techniques are very self-oriented.
Anna Deavere Smith: School-to-Prison Pipeline in Her Latest Play "Notes from the Field": via
I think that art is supposed to be ahead of the times.
Learning is a tunnel experience that makes us think more broadly.
Anna Deavere Smith's newest material is imperatively brilliant. Please educate yourself & see this show if you're i…
I think as a kid I always liked to listen to people. I loved heari...
I see myself first and foremost as a student of expression.
Better get your tickets NOW to see it is Anna Deavere Smith's masterpiece. Provocative, heartbreak…
Probably the person who said the only color in Los Angeles is gree...
Anna Deavere Smith will be at Tufts on September 21! "Doing Time in Education: School to Prison Pipeline"
"If you say a word enough, it becomes you." -Anna Deavere Smith at
Preview of Anna Deavere Smith. Coming to Houston Jan 17, 2017 for outreach event!
Playwright, actor, activist, & MacArthur Award winner will be speaking @ the TTU Allen Theatre @ 7:00
Cancer therapy is like beating the dog with a stick to get rid of his fleas. —Anna Deavere Smith, Let Me Down Easy
Each person has a literature inside them.
I call the language of political figures, pundits and administrators 'the h...
Can't wait for Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education!
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Anna Deavere Smith, Tennessee Williams, and More Set for the A.R.T.&2016-17 Season
Performing in Berkeley this evening, 4/21. Come out for wine, small plates, and a show in support of
Anna Deavere Smith brings unique style of theatre to Memorial Union
Actress Anna Deavere Smith embodies people condemned to words: Students and community members gathered in Memorial…
Years ago, I was introducing Anna Deavere Smith at a conference. Almost took a bet to intro her as Anna Nicole Smith.
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Anna Deavere Smith coming to the Humanities Center at Texas Tech
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Playwriting: A play written and starring Anna Deavere Smith, an adaptation of a Sarah Waters nove...
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It was a fun episode. Lot's of neat stuff in it. Plus Anna Deavere-Smith (sp?) was in it and I love her.
HEY GUESS WHAT. the AmRep theater announced next season. ANNA DEAVERE SMITH (also The Plough and the Stars).
Actress, playwright and professor -- Anna Deavere Smith performs live tomorrow night in Berkeley, CA. We'll all be…
John Sexton and discuss the power of storytelling for lawyers with a leadership mindset:
Anna Deavere Smith is on Legends of Tomorrow?!?! Playing and older Hawkgirl?? Woah
Imagine my surprise seeing Anna Deavere Smith turn up on Legends of Tomorrow.
Heck, once I can no longer look forward to John Amos and Anna Deavere Smith bantering in episodes, it's downhill.
.reviews Anna Deavere Smith's new play - a call to action on school-to-prison pipeline
What my work is, is my approach to it. It's the practice. And my work is ab...
"Mentoring must be connected to opportunities" discussed tonight with Anna Deavere Smith
Inspired by Anna Deavere Smith. How can we stop the school to prison pipeline?
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TONIGHT @ 7PM: in conversation with author TUNE IN:
A powerful work-in-progress from Anna Deavere Smith at Center Stage
I think some of our most talented people are not going to pick the arts as ...
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Friendship is a wildly underrated medication. - Anna Deavere Smith.
Anna Deavere Smith on Discipline and How We Can Learn to Stop Letting Others Define You via
Movies, as evidenced by a chorus of protesting and celebrating Americans, i...
...quoting anna deavere smith. Thanks for coming tonight!
President Obama called for a 'we' nation in his Inauguration Address. Art c...
Anna Deavere Smith: 'I'm Not an Activist. My Job Is to Present Multiple Points of View.' via
I love studying how people are. Not just what they're saying, but how they ...
Not that many people, even contemporary writers, write about right now.
I have never been in a violent movie or television show.
I made a real specific decision when I came out of school and most artists ...
Anna Deavere Smith: "Trauma is passed down generation to generation"
I feel like my work has been my path to freedom from having grown up in a s...
Catching up on Blackish and my idol Anna Deavere Smith is Bo's mother!
I am lucky: I have fantastic doctors and a fantastic dentist.
Perhaps art is a quest for the perfect, or even the imperfect. Reality always falls short on both sides - Anna Deavere Smith
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Ken Burns, who follows the recent recipients Anna Deavere Smith, Walter Isaacson and Martin Scorsese, will give...
Playwright and on why she returned to her hometown of Baltimore:
Finally a start to an important conversation. via
Tomorrow! Anna Deavere Smith hosts a panel on identifying new pathways out of poverty. Tix:
Anna Deavere Smith was on a showtime show???
News | USCA : Actress Anna Deavere (deh-VEER') Smith is moderating a panel discussion at the American Museum of…
From Rodney King to Freddie Gray, chronicles struggle for social justice. story:
GPD salutes for using her talents to view our society in a new way!
GPD celebrates the work of Anna Deavere Smith for making us look at our democracy in a different way!!!
My blog entry about Anna Deavere Smith's play on my blog now:…
story on Black artist. Asians, Hispanics absent, again.
Documentary-style theater production by Anna Deavere Smith features school-to-prison pipeline
Using theater for good: Anna Deavere Smith explores Freddie Gray and school-to-prison pipeline
Anna Deavere Smith takes on 'school-to-prison pipeline' in new show
Honored to serve as group facilitator for last weekend.
More important than being a leader is being the first follower. --Anna Deavere Smith
We live in a culture that doesn't see the value of empathy. --Anna Deavere Smith
ICYMI talks to about her monologues that explore school to prison pipeline via
The school-to-prison pipeline is really a poverty to prison pipeline--Anna Deavere Smith
Discussing the school to prison pipeline w. Anna Deavere Smith.
I love the name of honor, more than I fear death. — Anna Deavere Smith
Highly recommend: by Anna Deavere Smith about the School to Prison Pipeline
ICYMI: The wonderful addresses Pipeline inspired one woman show
What it's like to take an acting class from an award-winning actress and playwright.
“We’ve retreated into a kind of segregation.” condemns school-to-prison pipeline
Jonathan J. King Lecture: Playwright, actress and professor Anna Deavere Smith on the human story of health care:
Powerful: One-woman show by explores pipeline. via
From Anna Deavere Smith tackles the school-to-prison pipeline on stage
Conversations on Compassion with Anna Deavere Smith - The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research. Tonight 7pm
Anna Deveare Smith tackles STPP, is generally a goddess
From Anna Deveare Smith's show on the http…
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Art school is getting home at four AM and watching Anna Deavere Smith drop in on a Ted Talk
Anna Deavere Smith on developing the discipline of not letting others define you
"As an actress I feel that my identity is for rent. Not for sale. But for rent." -Anna Deavere Smith
Rethinking the school-to-prison pipeline with Anna Deavere Smith.
Anna Deavere Smith takes on the school-to-prison pipeline (@ Berkeley Repertory Theatre) on
Quick reminder that Anna Deavere Smith plays Mrs. Jefferson in the Rent movie
I'm holding out for the Anna Deavere Smith one-woman play.
Through discipline, you can learn how to absorb the complex and to translate it simply. ~Anna Deavere Smith
“Real is an integration of an inner value with things in the world around you.”
Peeping over those glasses, you look too much like a young Anna Deavere Smith (on Nurse Jackie).
I am interested in personal stories because that's when people become expressive, spontaneous and heartfelt. -Anna Deavere Smith
On a second Great Performances at 10 pm, watch Anna Deavere Smith's powerful one-woman theater piece about the 1991 Rodney King beating.
Observe several real-life individuals portrayed by Anna Deavere Smith involved in the Rodney King affair tonight at 9
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Anna Deavere Smith ("Nurse Jackie") plays 30 characters in a one-woman show about the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Friday 9pm ETV
From confidence and self-esteem to discipline, from the desire for fame to the fear of failure, Anna Deavere...
Anna Deavere Smith becomes two real-life people who share their memory of the L.A. riots. Elaine Young, a real...
I was Anna Deavere Smith's researcher for Twilight: Los Angeles. Now a TV writer. Thanks for the shout out.
How do poverty, stress, violence & trauma affect students in the classroom? is finding out:
Anna Deavere Smith on discipline and how we can learn to stop letting others define us:...
7 Days: Anna Deavere Smith, Gary Shteyngart, Tallest Man on Earth, and more: Sunday. American songwr...
Anna Deavere Smith as Dr Nancy McNally on The West Wing is definitely one of my favourite supporting TV roles of all time.
I see Audra MacDonald has the Anna Deavere Smith role in RICKI AND THE FLASH.
HANDS UP will participate in Anna Deavere Smith's Mattering Forum on Sat, May 9
Anna Deavere Smith onstage interview in less than a week.
Yo! Agent of Change: Anna Deavere Smith on the 44th Jefferson Lect
In Jefferson Lecture, Anna Deavere Smith to Speak on Quest for American Character via
"What I’m trying to do is reach for that which is not me.”Anna Deavere Smith.
"Language and arts help people develop “empathic imaginations” Anna Deavere Smith at Jefferson Lecture
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Anna Deavere Smith is a fan of the humanities!
Moved by her eloquent support of the humanities: Anna Deavere Smith delivers NEH's Jefferson Lecture
You can now watch the online archive of NEH's 2015 Jefferson Lecture with Anna Deavere Smith -
Anna Deavere Smith delivers NEH's Jefferson Lecture | Important words on the Humanities
Anna Deavere Smith delivers a passionate case for the centrality of the humanities |
Anna Deavere Smith to Co-Star in NBC's 'Problem Child' (Exclusive): The 'Nurse Jackie' star has booked her follow-up role.read more
Line of the night from Laurence Fishburne to Anna Deavere Smith, on 'black-ish' : "Negress please!"
Casting Scoop: Nurse Jackie's Anna Deavere Smith and The Millers' Beau Bridges will appear as Rainbow's (Tracee...
Anna Deavere Smith has a poignant vignette in Twilight (spoken as Elaine Brown) abt the evol. of police state from 70s-90s
Cool. Saw Finding Your Roots ep on PBS with Anna Deavere Smith. Sounds like she explores that in her 1 woman plays. Made me want
My performance Big Head is now anthologized in Testimonial Plays (Methuen/Bloomsbury Press), along with Anna Deavere Smith, Paula Cizmar...
Having cinematic, recorded versions of Anna Deavere Smith, Spalding Gray and John Leguizamo's work has been huge for me.
'Pretty Much a Catastrophe': Anna Deavere Smith and the Disaster of the School-to-Prison Pipeline | Alternet
Walking to the beach to work on my second one woman show, thank you Anna Deavere Smith for giving me the courage...
I for one would feel much better if Anna Deavere Smith and John Amos were in there with him.
Given that Nurse Jackie S7 will have some cast shakeups, I say go full reboot and make it Norse Jackie. Viking warrior Anna Deavere Smith.
Just finished watching 1993 movie, Philadelphia. Forgot how good a movie this was. Great Performances by Denzel ,Tom Hanks, Antonio Banderas, Jason Robards and so many others. Anna Deavere Smith from Nurse Jackie so young and attractive. Strange to see the older versions of technology, cell phones and computers. Heartbreaking to realize how Aids and *** Rights were treated back then and sadly still are to some extent.
Why is Anna Deavere Smith still on Nurse Jackie? Doesn't she have cultures to badly reappropriate?
More amazin writers of SEVEN: Anna Deavere Smith,Susan Yankowitz on 6/2 at 6:30, Cherry Lane.
Anna Deavere Smith to give the Graduate School of Education's Cubberley Lecture:
I actually don't love her writing. I find Ava DuVernay, Anna Deavere Smith, and Dee Rees much …
Anna Deavere Smith sighting at I got to give Nancy McNally a Green Lemonade.
Anna Deavere Smith discusses the themes of her current work in progress On Grace with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, in a conversation moderat...
Looking forward to discussion tonight w/Anna Deavere Smith and Cook County board chief Toni Preckwinkle on Grace and Politics
Anna Deavere Smith's verbatim theatre is outstanding
I liked a video Aspen Ideas 2012: The night that changed Anna Deavere Smith's life
Today I joined Anna Deavere Smith and movement consultant Michael Leon Thomas at a New York City private school, where we are working on training teachers to access empathy using theatre tools. Their students are lucky to have teachers so dedicated to growth and betterment that they will give up days and even weeks of their scarce free time to take a workshop like this one. I salute these teachers, who showed up willing to be students once again. I'd like to see more supportive programs like this for public-school teachers. Perhaps they exist and I'm just not yet aware of them. I truly hope so. YAY, TEACHERS!
Today is the anniversary of the birth of the most beautiful, brilliant, talented, loving woman I know, my wife! Let me point out a few far less impressive and less important people that are lucky enough to share this birthday with her: For starters, her twin brother Josh Lewis (almost as impressive and important as her, but not quite). Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Armstrong, James Gandolfini, Xzibit, Greta Garbo, Aisha Tyler, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Tisdale, Robert Blake, Holly Robinson Peete, Dennis Johnson, Fred Willard, David Rodriguez, Anna Deavere Smith, Towanda Braxton . . . none of them come close at all! Nia Neuman YOU ARE THE BEST THING EVER CREATED ON SEPTEMBER 18TH OR ANY OTHER DAY!
I googled "shades of loss," an essay by Anna Deavere Smith, and google gave me "50 shades of loss." Ummm o__O
Today on Matriline: Voice, experience, ownership and the racially conscious work of Anna Deavere Smith:
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Jackie has been absolutely aces this season. Edie Falco, Merrit Weaver and Anna Deavere Smith are goddesses.
Love to the BROWN '93 folks - wish I could join y'all at reunion. Grad school '91-'93 at BROWN saved and changed my life. Testament in the enduring friendships and collaborations with my beloved Rhonda Ross, Stacey Robinson, Eder J. Williams, Shay Youngblood, Rachel Harper, Laura Verallo De Bertotto, Yoruba Richen, and my enduring love for my peeps Donald King, Jacqueline Wigfall, Paco Gerald, Chris Singletary, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Rod Bowen, Christopher Myers, Larissa Kokernot, Ayad Akhtar, Jason Neulander, David Bucci, Peter Gevisser, Stephanie Ansin, Ed Brockenbrough, Nicole Brewer, Aunjanue Ellis,Deborah Brevoort, and the list goes on and on... and Rites and Reason, Raffini Naar, Samuel Moses Jones, Michael Hummel, Elmo Terry-Morgan, Karen Baxter, Sheila Grant, Donna Mitchell, John Emigh, Paula Vogel, Spencer Golub, Aishah Rahman, Anna Deavere Smith... THANK YOU for making me the artist and the person that I am today. I cherish and love you even more. If I left your name off it's no lack of love.
: High Honors for Actress Deavere Smith: You may know Anna Deavere Smith from her roles on the West Wing a...
Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angele at the City Repertory Theatre. Last Chance this weekend to see this well performed play here in Palm Coast! Don't miss out!
Celebrities on my boycott list. Chris Rock going to Capitol Hill with Tony Bennett, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, and Anna Deavere Smith on Wednesday for a press conference in support of (among other things) an assault weapons ban.
POLITICO: Chris Rock to Hill for gun control plan : "Comedian Chris Rock, long outspoken about the issues of guns in American culture, is heading to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to support President Barack Obama’s new gun control package in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings. Rock, along with singer Tony Bennett, actress Amanda Peet, actor Adam Scott and actress Anna Deavere Smith will join a coalition featuring Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Law Center to Prevent Violence at a press conference in the U.S. Capitol. The group is aligned with the website DemandAPlan.org, which, according to its website, pushes to “require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America,” “ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines” and “make gun trafficking a federal crime.” Rock’s stand-up act has talked about gun control in the past; a regular bit reads, “Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost $5,000. Because ...
Our 2013-2014 Season has been announced: Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith, Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, Mere Mortals by David Ives, L'etoile by Chabrier, and The Crucible by Arthur Miller!
We salute Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize winner Anna Deavere Smith, who adapted her searing Twilight: Los Angeles for us.
The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize will be awarded to the actress and author Anna Deavere Smith.
Anna Deavere Smith recently won the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the largest prizes awarded in the arts,...
Anna Deavere Smith gets the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. Which comes with ... $300,000. Nice.
Don't miss Leslie Thatcher's live interview with actress and playwright, Anna Deavere Smith. Smith has had mainstream roles in hits such as “The West Wing”, won Obie awards, authored books and plays, and has been nominated for several Tony awards. Smith is coming to the Eccles Center on January 12th (If there's one show you see at the Eccles this season, this is it. Catch Leslie's interview with Anna Smith live on KPCW Tuesday at 8:45am. KPCW Interviews on Tuesday, Jan. 8th 7:10am: Ed Mulick and Susie Graves Henneman with the Park City Teachers Association. As Park City teachers have worked this whole school year without a contract, he will give an update as to how the negotiations with the school board are coming along. 7:35am: Youth Winter Sports Report 7:35am: White Pine Touring Wax Report and the Snow Report from Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and Canyons 8:06am: Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher 8:07am: Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report 8:10am: Daily Weather Report 8:11am: Cheryl ...
Nutter presents Anna Deavere Smith with an itsy, bitsy Liberty Bell for her crackerjack job in “Let Me Down Easy.”
I also got two Anna Deavere-Smith plays I asked for. Also socks!
And it has Chandra Wilson, Bradley Whitford and Anna Deavere Smith. Sure where else would you be going?
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Viola Davis, Judy Smith aka Olivia Pope and Anna Deavere Smith all under the same roof. I have to go to this conference!
Giovanni, our guide at the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. He was Little Jimmy Scott, Mel Tillis and Boo Radley all rolled into one, and ripe for interpretation by Anna Deavere Smith. So much better than an audio guide.
I went to see a fantastic one-person play called "No Room for Wishing" based on real discussions that took place during Occupy Boston. Keep your eyes and ears open for future showings of the play. It's done similiarly to Anna Deavere Smith's work. She takes an event that has already happened, interviews people and has the different voices describe the event from different perspectives. Danny, who wrote the Occupy play, taped people as the events were unfolding and plays real people saying things they said during one period of Occupy's existence.
Anna Deavere Smith was so solid last night in Finney Chapel, with her bull rider on health care, her South African Aids orphanage worker, her Lubbite who couldn't turn off the radio, her wonderful quote on the moment when the soul sits up.
Anna Deavere Smith at Oberlin. Highlight of my life. Really.
Anna Deavere Smith is here and it's awesome to watch her work!
I'm trying to keep track of how many "West Wing" recurring actors are in this movie. So far: Anna Deavere Smith, Thom Barry, Martin Sheen (of course), Joshua Malina, and Nina Unpronouncable.
.I'm still reading the MacArthur Fellows list looking for other actors. It includes Anna Deavere Smith, too. Maybe only creators?
what if Anna Deavere Smith goes by her whole name just so no one would think she was Anna Nicole Smith?
Anna Deavere Smith! She gave one of hte best keynote speeches/performances I have ever seen at a conference!
I'm going with Anna Deavere Smith to see "An Enemy of the People" tonight for next week's Curtain Raisers.
Terrific short films by 50 fantastic playwrights.
I don't believe that when I play someone in my work, that I 'am' the character... -anna deavere smith
"Perhaps if it's real we want, we should recall the fight about theory (real?) vs practice (real?). What's realer? Let's get real".-Anna Deavere Smith theatre
Writer and actor Anna Deavere Smith gives life to author Studs Terkel, convict Paulette Jenkins, a Korean shopkeeper and a bull rider, exc...
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First of the series- very moving. In the spring of 2012, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, CENTERSTAGE asked 50 of the country's leading playwrights to answer a simple question: What is my America? These 50 monologues, ranging from the political to the personal, form a tapestry of ideas and explore our particular American moment--the people and notions that make the country what it is today. The responses, by writers including Anna Deavere Smith, Neil LaBute, Christopher Durang, and Lynn Nottage, will be released on our special My America website: centerstage.org/myamerica. The first set is now live and the remaining will be released on Tuesdays running through Election Day. You can sign up to receive updates when each batch of videos are released, join the conversation by sharing the videos, and learn about the playwrights.
"So you ask about a defining moment — ain’t no defining moment in American history for me. It’s an accretion of moments that add up to where we are now, where trivia becomes news. And more and more, less and less awareness of the pain of the other." ~ TEDTalk with Anna Deavere Smith
I like how, in Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: L.A., Charlton Heston cites John Milius as an EVEN BIGGER *** than himself.
Just finished watching Anna Deavere Smith's one woman play "Let Me Down Easy" on the PBS program "Great Performances". A magnjficent performance by a richly talented actor. If you have the chance to see it don't pass it up.
More & more Sigourney Weaver & Anna Deavere Smith look like they could be related.
I love Nurse Jackie but am I the only one sick of seeing Edie Falco get the acclaim? Anna Deavere Smith is sorely overlooked
This is the first part of Anna Deavere Smith's play, "Fires in the Mirror." Smith's dramatic technique is highly usual. She interviews hundreds of citizens a...
Anna Deavere Smith in conversation w CPB Pat Harrison at
This Summer, explore the arts in a whole new way. Beginning June 29, CET and PBS will feature a range of artists and performances from across the country and around the globe. Award-winning television, film and stage star Anna Deavere Smith hosts. Don’t miss the following programs on CET & CET Arts:
At 10, Anna Deavere Smith performs her one-woman show about the 1992 L.A. riots on Great Performances.
See the full film at Anna Deavere Smith talks about the process by which her play "Let Me Down Easy" was created. Calle...
watched one of favourite films loved the fact Anna Deavere Smith and Frank Langella was in it!
Power of healing, as lead by Anna Deavere Smith Chris Jones Theater critic 10:36 a.m. CDT, May 19, 2012 Anna Deavere Smith has, in essence, combined a career doing serious, interview-based theater work like "Fires in the Mirror" and "Twilight: Los Angles" with more lucrative acting gigs on TV shows like "The West Wing" and, currently, "Nurse Jackie." Watching her perform for — and rev up — a couple of thousand nurses in Chicago Friday night, though, suggested that Smith might well be a good leftist candidate to run for office. Few think of her that way. Perhaps they should. At one point in the colossal main ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers — packed to the gills with members of National Nurses United — Smith persuaded the assembled nurses to stand, find three or four fellow nurses they did not know, look each nurse in the eye and say to each one in turn, "We need you to heal this country." "I believe that nurses have a power that we have not even begun to tap into in America," Smith shoute ...
Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith. Fat Pig by Neil LaBute. Fool for Love by Sam Shepard. Anything by August Wilson.
Anna Deavere Smith 's one-woman docu-play "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" is among the most durable artworks to emerge from the ashes of L.A.'s 1992 riots. Based on hours of interviews with about 300 people, the prismatic show was a tour de force in which Smith originally played more than 40 different...
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check my q-&-a with "Nurse Jackie" star Anna Deavere Smith re: the 20th anniversary of the
362168 (Cast Promotional Photos): (top row: left to right) Dominic Fumusa as Kevin Peyton, Anna Deavere Smith as...
So happy to have Anna Deavere Smith host "Bill T. Jones: A Good Man" as part of from airing 11/11
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