Anna Deavere Smith Speaker Series/Performance
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
Hailed by Newsweek as "the most exciting individual in American theater," Anna Deavere Smith is an acclaimed playwright and performer who has created countless memorable characters on television, in film and on stage. Featured on the television programs "Nurse Jackie" and "The West Wing," Smith has also starred in several films, including "The American President," "Philadelphia" and "Dave." Over the past 20 years, she has interviewed over 2,000 individuals for her series of solo theatrical works called "On The Road: A Search for American Character," which has been described as "a new form of theatre -- a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism and intimate reverie." Without props, sets or costumes, she translates her interviews into performances that represent the vast diversity, race and cultural identity of both legendary and everyday people. For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.