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In the News
The Takeaway speaks with Anna Deavere Smith about race and America. Smith says coming together is what's most necessary in these moments of pain.
Town and Country Magazine: Anna Deavere Smith's New Play Is a Searing Examination of Racism (July 8, 2016)
Notes From the Field is a heartbreaking examination of race and the criminal justice system from the award-winning actress and playwright.
When this theater season in Boston and Cambridge draws to a close, I am confident that the current World Premiere of Eve Ensler's "In The Body Of The World," being presented by the A.R.T. at the Loeb, will continue to be talked about as one of the most impactful works of art. It is simply stunning in every aspect.
Ensler's performance is engaging and without a shred of artifice as she obliterates the fourth wall and addresses the audience in an intimate, conversational style.
Playwright/actress Eve Ensler relates how she lost her personal connection to her body early in life, and tried to get it back – through anorexia, promiscuity and (this gets a laugh) performance art.
There is a horrible irony here that the woman who got people talking about their bodies had hers ravaged…From the first line of this piece to the sumptuous last image we had in this show, I was completely rapt.
It doesn’t get much more “american” than Teddy and Elvis such macho caricatures in real life, that the actresses who embody them onstage barely have to exaggerate.
Ensler as a solo performer holds us fast with her huge spirit and energy. She is funny and heartbreaking, a drama queen and a dynamo, and just so completely present and full of LIFE. Every word is the real deal and we feel it.
Eve Ensler navigates her confrontation with cancer with the same unblinking intensity and humor she brought to other “taboo” topics.
O’Casey’s play focuses not so much of the patriotic, nationalistic spirit of the revolt against British Imperial rule as it does on the citizenry doing their best to survive in a bleak situation.