WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A leader in national conversations on race and justice, Anna Deavere Smith now asks audiences to talk back. Urgent and inspiring, Notes from the Field — adding a Boston chapter to the work in progress — traces the connections between America's education system and its mass incarceration crisis. In the first act, Smith's trademark portrait performances introduce the students, parents, teachers, and administrators caught in America's school-to-prison pipeline. In the tradition of call and response, a second act of facilitated discussions asks audiences to evaluate their own position in a network of difficult histories and devastating social policies.