Anna Deavere Smith

Started by scenicdesign71, Nov 22, 2023, 03:17 PM

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She's just one of those people whose work I like to look out for, so I'm starting a thread for her.  Her early works, especially Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, made a tremendous impact on me when I was in college; she and Tony Kushner are the only two people I've ever asked for autographs, stammering appreciation as I did so, on separate occasions during the last couple years of my lamentable career as an NYU student.

More recently, The Atlantic has just published a new play of Ms. Smith's in their latest issue:

This Ghost of Slavery:  A Play of Past and Present

(I'm not always sure how many of the links I post are actually usable to anyone who doesn't subscribe to the same things I do.  So whenever my own subscriptions include a "free share" feature (usually five or ten articles per month), I've lately begun trying to remember to use those consistently here, as a way to hopefully circumvent paywalls for anyone reading my posts.  The link above is supposedly a free share).