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Women in Theatre: Anna Deavere Smith

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Published on Jun 8, 2011

Taped: 10/18/2004. Playwright, director, actress Anna Deavere Smith discusses her "testimony plays," a genre she created and won awards for with Fires in the Mirror and Twilight Los Angeles 1992, and how theatre can make up for "the deficits of journalism," particularly regarding race.

The acclaimed television series 'Women in Theatre' provides a unique look into the lives of some of the gifted women who create and sustain theatre in the United States -- with major directors, designers, actors, lyricists, composers and producers -- conducted by Linda Winer, theatre critic for Newsday. The series' theme song is "The Glamorous Life" from 'A Little Night Music' by Stephen Sondheim, performed by Alex Rybeck, noted pianist and music director. Watch more at http://www.cuny.tv/series/womenintheatre

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