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Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith is an actor, a teacher, a playwright, and the creator of an acclaimed series of one-woman plays based on her interviews with diverse voices from communities in crisis. She has won two Obie Awards, two Tony nominations for her play Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, and a MacArthur Fellowship, and she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play Fires in the Mirror. She has had roles in the films Philadelphia, An American President, and The Human Stain, and she has worked in television on The Practice, Presidio Med, and The West Wing. She is the founder and director... Read More

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Letters to a Young Artist
Written by Anna Deavere Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 2006
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3238-9 (1-4000-3238-5)

From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem... Read more






House Arrest and Piano
Written by Anna Deavere Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2004
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3357-7 (1-4000-3357-8)

From the award-winning actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, two teeming, pungent cross-sections of the American experience.

In the provocative and at times bitterly funny play House Arrest, Smith examines the relationships between a succession of American presidents and their observers in and out of the press. Arcing from Clinton and Monica... Read more






Talk to Me
Written by Anna Deavere Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-72174-5 (0-385-72174-9)

Anna Deveare Smith's award-winning one-woman shows were borne of her uniquely brilliant ability to listen. In Talk to Me she applies her rare talent to the language of political power in America.

Believing that character and language are inextricably bound, Smith sets out to discern the essence of America by listening to... Read more






Twilight
Written by Anna Deavere Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 1994
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-47376-7 (0-385-47376-1)

Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she uses verbatim the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event. Read more






Fires in the Mirror
Written by Anna Deavere Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 1993
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-47014-8 (0-385-47014-2)

Derived from interviews with a wide range of  people who experienced or observed New York's 1991  Crown Heights racial riots, Fires In The  Mirror is as distinguished a work of  commentary on current Black-White tensions as it is a  work of drama. Read more





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