Harold L. Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut Walk (view map)
Anna Deavere Smith is an award-winning actress, teacher, and playwright. She has had roles in the films Philadelphia, An American President, The Human Stain, and Rent, and she has worked in television on The Practice, The West Wing, and currently, Nurse Jackie. The founder and director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, she teaches at New York University and lives in New York City.
At this event, Smith will discuss and perform select scenes from her latest piece, “Let Me Down Easy.” This highly acclaimed performance, which is composed of a series of monologues based on Smith’s interviews with diverse individuals, focuses on the fragility and resilience of the human body and spirit.
More Information about Anna Deavere Smith and "Let Me Down Easy"
- Anna Deavere Smith Official Website: http://www.annadeaveresmithworks.org/
- NYTimes Magazine article: "The Health Care Monologues"
- NYTimes Review of "Let Me Down Easy": "The Body of Her Work: Hearing Questions of Life and Death"
- NYTimes Article: "Through 1 Woman, 20 View of Life's End"
- Video: Anna Deavere Smith discussing "Let Me Down Easy"
TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT
Tickets are Free and Open to the Public.
Starting January 4th, tickets can be picked up at the following locations:
Annenberg Center box office
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6219
Interact Theatre box office (limited distribution)
2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
This event is co-sponsored by: Penn Arts and the City Year, VA CHERP, CPHI, Civic House, Penn Medicine, Penn College Houses and Academic Services, and the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy