Anna Deavere Smith

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History and mystery

In 1975 in Philadelphia, R. Buckminster Fuller delivered a 42-hour talk titled "Everything I Know." Even in this day of marathon theater events, that might be a hard sell.
R. Buckminster Fuller; aftermath; In the Footprint
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 22, 2011

Review: The Laramie Residency

You can't accuse "The Laramie Residency" of being anything less than exhaustive in its four-and-a-half-hour series of interviews about the 1998 Matthew Shepard murder.
The Laramie Project updates itself at the Cutler Majestic Theatre
By ED SIEGEL  |  October 01, 2010

A living history

Since Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is set in a specific place and time, some theatergoers will want to relegate its incidents and attitudes — which surround the Rodney King riots — to history.
Twilight revists the King riots
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 24, 2009

Year in Theater: Staged right

It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
Changing of the local guard
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008

Adam Bock is a good listener

When Adam Bock first came to Providence in the late '80s, after a friend told him there was this great playwriting teacher at Brown, he was busting with unstoppable aspiration
Talking the talk
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 16, 2008

Undiscovered country

A young woman steps off the Elevator Styx into a Hades ruled by Pee-wee Herman.
New Rep’s Eurydice, the ART’s Let Me Down Easy, SpeakEasy’s The Light in the Piazza
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 24, 2008


Fall on the boards

There are tours to the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Italy, Iraq, the Aran Islands, and even the Underworld on area stages this fall.
From A Chorus Line to Tennessee Williams and the Grinch
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 08, 2008

Body politic

Anna Deavere Smith is a writer/actor/activist who listens.
Interview: Anna Deavere Smith contains multitudes
By IRIS FANGER  |  September 02, 2008

Kosher comic

Judy Gold sashays into a press conference with a white apron over her jeans and a tray of rugelach in her hand.
Judy Gold answers some questions for a Jewish mother
By IRIS FANGER  |  December 10, 2007

Passion by proxy

Via Dolorosa, British playwright David Hare’s eloquently reported account of his 1997 fact-finding mission to Israel and the Palestinian territories, is not up to the minute. But that’s hardly the point.
Via Dolorosa ; Calvin Berger
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 05, 2006

Love and war

Shakespeare might have subtitled All’s Well That Ends Well (presented by Actors’ Shakespeare Project at Cambridge Family YMCA Theater through May 14) Smart Women, Foolish Choices .
All’s Well That Ends Well ; The Man Who ; Boots on the Ground
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 25, 2006


The war at home

Trinity Repertory Company has taken on a tricky assignment: examining how the Iraq War has affected us on the home front, in Rhode Island. Talk about minefields.
Trinity’s Boots examines how Iraq affects us
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 11, 2006

Road trip

The open road has always been ripe territory for cultural scrutiny and self-discovery.
Marc Wolf’s post-9/11 odyssey  
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  April 04, 2006


Broadway is strewn with the banana peel of Arthurian legend.
Monty Python’s Spamalot , Súgán’s Talking to Terrorists
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 21, 2006