SECOND STAGE THEATRE PRESENTS
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
A Play Created, Written and Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Music Composed and Performed by Marcus Shelby
Directed by Leonard Foglia
One of the most hailed and provocative theatre artists of our time, Anna Deavere Smith, leads a new installation of powerful first person storytelling in Notes From The Field. Urgent and inspiring, it depicts the personal accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline. Investigating a justice system that pushes minors from poor communities out of the classroom and into incarceration, Notes from the Field shines a light on a lost generation of American youth. Drawn from interviews with more than 200 people living and working within a challenged system, Anna Deavere Smith continues her mastery of the documentary solo performance by stimulating awareness and ultimately, change for the better.
Notes from the Field is a co-production with Boston’s American Repertory Theatre, where it will be performed August 20 – September 17. An earlier version of the work was developed and performed at Berkeley Repertory Theatre under the direction of Leah C. Gardner in the summer of 2015.