Facing Forward

Where theatre & education Meet

nov-29-16

I first learned of Anna Devere Smith when I was in college.  I combed over footage of her performances, read her books, and studied her methods.  Having now seen her live I finally understand that it is not her technique that’s important but the voices of the people she embodies.  I did not realize this until I found myself recounting a story from one of her monologues.  It was then that I again felt the power of nonfiction.

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