Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education

Date: 

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 2:00pm

Repeats every week on Sunday, Saturday until Sat Sep 17 2016 Also includes Tue Sep 06 2016, Wed Sep 07 2016

Location: 

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St.

Presented by: American Repertory Theater
Tickets: from $25
How to get tickets: A.R.T. box office
Runs: August 20 - September 17, 2016
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Created, written, and performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby
Directed by Leonard Foglia

Urgent and inspiring, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education outlines the civil rights crisis currently erupting at the intersection between America’s education system and its mass incarceration epidemic. In act one, Anna Deavere Smith introduces the students, parents, teachers, and administrators caught in America’s school-to-prison “pipeline” through her trademark portrait performances.  

A leader in national conversations on race and justice, Smith (Fires in the MirrorTwilight: Los Angeles, 1992Let Me Down Easy; “Nurse Jackie”) now asks audiences to talk back. In the tradition of call and response, a second act before a final coda performance invites audiences to reflect on how we might begin to collectively move forward from difficult histories and devastating social policies.