Renowned actor, activist and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will discuss “Race in America: Accepting Difference, Standing Shoulder to Shoulder” at Trinity Church on Thursday, March 10th at 7 P.M.
The event will continue the conversation begun at Trinity Institute’s 2016 Conference, “Listen for Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice.
Anna Deavere Smith is a professor at New York University and founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue. In addition to her work in television and film (known to audiences as Nancy McNally on The West Wing and Gloria Akalitus on Nurse Jackie), Smith is said to have created a new form of theatre that blends theatrical art, social commentary, and reverie. Her theatrical works represent multiple points of view—as many as 52 in one production—and often address issues of race and identity in America. She has received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award, the Gish Prize, two Tony nominations, two Obie Awards, and the National Humanities Medal from President Obama in 2013.
This event will be webcast and available on-demand.