Anna Deavere Smith

Playwright and actor Anna Deavere Smith, who uses her singular brand of theater to highlight issues of community, character, and diversity in America, will present “Notes from the Field” at Boston College’s Robsham Theater on Apr. 11 at 7 p.m.* “Notes from the Field” is Smith’s one-woman show about America’s school-to-prison pipeline, which funnels underprivileged, minority youth out of the classroom and into incarceration. Based on interviews with some 250 people, “Notes from the Field” has been adapted into a film, starring Smith and airing on HBO. Smith has been honored with the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and a National Humanities Medal. In 2016, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for theatre arts. Smith’s plays include “Fires in the Mirror” and the Tony-nominated “Twilight: Los Angeles.” Her acting credits include roles in film and television, most notably “The West Wing,” “Black-ish,” and “Nurse Jackie.” *There will be a limited number of first-come, first-served tickets available on the evening of April 11 for the Boston College community and the public. If you would like to attend the event, please queue at the Robsham Theater Box Office the evening of April 11. Tickets will be handed out beginning at 6:30 p.m. until no tickets remain. The doors will close at 6:50 p.m. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series.

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