Anna Deavere Smith returns for her first London appearance in over 25 years with her Obie-Award-winning play.
‘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”.’
This new solo show written and performed by playwright and actor Anna Deavere Smith (The West Wing), is drawn from interviews with more than 250 students, parents, teachers and staff caught up in the USA’s school-to-prison pipeline. It 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.
Presented by LIFT and The Royal Court Theatre.
Dates: Wed 13 – Sat 23 June Where: Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Price: Tickets from £12 Book tickets