Many Faces of Anna Deavere Smith

Artist-in-residence at the Center for American Progress, Anna Deavere Smith’s unique process combines journalistic interviews with the art of interpreting those words through performance. Her recent play about health care, Let Me Down Easy, saw an extended run in New York, and her prior work in theatre (Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 and Fires in the Mirror) has garnered numerous awards. Recognized for her work in film and television, Smith has also written several books and is a professor at NYU. Award-winning journalist Michele Norris has hosted NPR's newsmagazine All Things Considered for eight years. Join Smith and Norris in conversation as they explore our national identity.


Michele Norris
Anna Deavere Smith
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