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In the News
The Boston Globe: In 'Plough,' poverty, war, and the portent of a violent climax (September 29, 2016)
This immersive physical and aural experience leads audience via headset, on solo journeys that intersect.
Obehi Janice talks about collaborating in theater, making her own career success and taking ahold of the character in We’re Gonna Die.
Perhaps there’s something fitting about an irreverent take on Sean O’Casey’s classic of the Irish theater, “The Plough and the Stars.”
Kit tells his story through stylized slam poetry with intensity and honesty. Verbally the crafting of this fifty-minute piece is taut with rich imagery.
Anna Deavere Smith is a riveting veteran stage educator. Her latest and equally timely original theater text “Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education”— seamlessly directed by Leonard Foglia at American Repertory Theatre—not only ranges as before back and forth between participants and observers in a documentary-like piece but also includes an intriguing interactive 25-minute middle section calling on audience members to listen to and teach each other through questions, answers and comments.
Being born in 1974 versus 1984 made for big differences, as did geography, family, and community.
The Harvard Crimson: Anna Deavere Smith's "Notes from the Field" an Extraordinary Achievement (September 2, 2016)
In “Notes from the Field,” Smith has created a stunningly nuanced, inventive, and emotionally resonant investigation of how the country values the lives of young people of color.
Smith transitions gracefully and convincingly between characters, with enough humor mixed in to keep the material from pushing the audience to despondency.
Simply by staging a show that seeks to provide the most sincere, accurate portrayal of lives rarely documented in art, Trans Scripts throws up interesting questions about how best to respect these stories before they even grace the stage.
The overall effect of this play is stunning and deeply moving - moving one to tears at an emotional level and moving each individual to want to find a way to make a difference.