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Let Me Down Easy

Anna Deavere Smith On Creativity, Communicating And Connecting

Greg Archer | Posted 08.03.2013 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Courtesy: YCBA In a world where 140 characters Tweet by us and Facebook updates seem to deaden the mind rather than expand it--in most cases--I fe...

What Nurse Jackie Means for America

Anna Deavere Smith | Posted 06.12.2013 | TV
Anna Deavere Smith

No matter how broken the system is, no matter how many broken moments our individual lives might survive, we all have a chance to make real the basic human drive to heal. We can do that, whatever our position in life is.

Gains And Losses

Anna Deavere Smith | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Anna Deavere Smith

When I conducted my research for my latest one-woman show, Let Me Down Easy, I was concerned by images I saw of Black African people in distress in major U.S. publications. Were these photos engendering action, or merely pity or worst apathy?

Let Me Down Easy

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Yazmany Arboleda

At a time of debate around "death panels", Anna Deavere Smith brings to life a rich, diverse range of perspectives on how we live and die in America today.

Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers is Important Stage Documentary

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The intent behind these stage documentaries is to inform. Although billed as plays, these theatrical entries aren't that. They're news reports outfitted with theatrical accoutrements.