Anna Deavere Smith Interiewed By Jay Kugelman

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Anna Deavere Smith Interiewed By Jay Kugelman
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Anna Deavere Smith, interviewed by Jay Kugelman (by phone in Los Angeles). Smith is an African American actress / performer, culture worker, and social change artist. Her performances draw from hundred of interviews she conducted with members of the Los Angeles communities suffering from racial and social injustice (Crown Heights, Los Angeles, 1992); and reflect the often marginalized, astute comprehensions of things as they are, as well as the disconnects between people in different cultural, social, and political locations. [18:55 white leader] In this interview, she talks about her observations of language, art, theatre, civil dialogue and cultural work; her past and current work, and her future intentions 31:00 "to convene people to talk about what tomorrow could look like." No intro or outro.

Date Recorded on: 
April 17, 2001
Date Broadcast on: 
April 26, 2001(Pt.I); May 10, 2001 (Pt.2)
Item duration: 
40 min.
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KPFK, 2001
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