FORA.tv Speaker - Anna Deavere Smith

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Biography

Anna Deavere Smith is perhaps best known to television audiences as Nancy McNally on The West Wing and Gloria Akalitus on Nurse Jackie. In addition to her work in television and film, Smith is said to have created a new form of theatre. Following her interviews with scores of individuals, usually on a topic of civic and political interest, she creates theater works in which she plays many characters – as many as 52 in one production – representing multiple points of view.

9 Programs

Theater That Matters: Social Justice and Positive Change

07.01.12 | 01:01:59 min | 0 comments

Anna Deavere Smith: Looking for Grace

08.13.09 | 01:08:52 min | 1 comment

In Conversation with Chuck Close

07.01.09 | 00:58:43 min | 2 comments

Youth Voices: What Do Young Adults Think?

07.08.07 | 01:01:02 min | 0 comments

A Public Radio International Program

07.07.07 | 01:08:57 min | 1 comment

Humanity and Genius of August Wilson

07.05.07 | 01:26:47 min | 0 comments

Jessye Norman and Anna Deavere Smith

07.04.07 | 01:09:25 min | 0 comments

War Through the Artist's Eyes

07.04.07 | 01:12:51 min | 0 comments

American Democracy

07.06.06 | 00:53:49 min | 2 comments