Notes From The Field


Drawn from interviews with more than 250 students, parents, teachers and staff caught up in the USA's school-to-prison pipeline, this powerful solo performance shines a light on a lost generation of American youth ...
Notes From The Field at The Royal Court Theatre

Image: The Royal Court Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Royal Court Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 13 June 2018
Closes: Saturday 23 June 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


One of the most hailed and provocative theatre artists of our time, the award-winning Anna Deavere Smith returns to the Royal Court Theatre's stage for her first London appearance in over 25 years, with her Obie-Award-winning Notes From the Field.


Presented by LIFT and The Royal Court Theatre with support from Jordan Roth. Produced in Partnership with ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann.


Part of The Anna Deavere Smith Pipeline Project, produced by Anna Deavere Smith.


Originally produced by American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA and Second Stage Theatre, New York City.


Synopsis


'For 40 years, I have been creating plays out of fragments of conversations with diverse groups of people from all over the country.


When I was a girl, my paternal grandfather and I used to spend hours talking.


He said, "If you say a word often enough it becomes you".' Anna Deavere Smith


Drawn from interviews with more than 250 students, parents, teachers and staff caught up in the USA's school-to-prison pipeline, this powerful solo performance shines a light on a lost generation of American youth and exposes a justice system that pushes underprivileged minority communities out of the classroom and into incarceration.


Best known for her role in The West Wing, playwright and actor Anna Deavere Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to explore issues of community, character, and diversity.


In 2012 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama who praised her for her talent to 'open up minds and nourish souls, and help us understand what it means to be human'.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 13 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 23 June 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm (14 Jun)

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
From £12

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Cast


Deavere Smith

Creatives


Author: Deavere Smith
Production: LIFT and The Royal Court Theatre with support from Jordan Roth

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