Second Stage Theatre presents acclaimed solo artist Anna Deavere Smith's new documentary show about people impacted by America’s school-to-prison pipeline. More…
'Notes from the Field' depicts the personal accounts of students, parents, teachers, and administrators caught in our country's school-to-prison pipeline. Investigating a justice system that pushes minors from poor communities out of the classroom and into incarceration, Smith's solo show 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 documentary solo performance by stimulating awareness and, ultimately, change.
See it if you want an intelligent perspective of what is and what needs to change to have equal education and opportunity those that don't
Don't see it if The only negative is that she is talking to a receptive audience., one that is aware of and agrees with her positions
See it if you love expansive, empathetic portrayals of complicated topics, as seen through the eyes of one of the true genius artists of our time.
Don't see it if you should see this show. She's a transcendently great performer, and this show could not be more timely and urgent.
See it if You love documentary theater that forces you to think. You like examining politics and culture through an emotional lens.
Don't see it if You prefer shows with linear plots or don't like plays using real people and real words. You don't like one-woman shows.
See it if you care about social issues, particularly education, and want to see a tour de force performance by a skilled actor.
Don't see it if you're looking for escape/entertainment. This is for thinking/feeling/caring human beings.
See it if A true master class in acting and empathy. Important and resonant subject matter presented effectively. Well-researched and thoughtful.
Don't see it if 2+ hrs + intermission was a little too long and may have undermined the coherence of the show, making certain parts feel somewhat disjointed
See it if A great performance that will raise your consciousness about issues most American theatergoers will never personally confront
Don't see it if You think Trump will make America great again.
See it if you enjoy stunning acting w/multiple characters w/a lot of dialogue focused on social/racial/education/policy brutality issues
Don't see it if you don't like 1 person shows, want to be entertained rather than informed & don't like thought provoking socially sensitive productions
See it if you like current events. Performance and stories are excellent. It was unexpectly a good theater night.
Don't see it if you don't want to feel or think. If you have no interest in political and social views.
See it if You are a fan of Anna Deaver Smith like her solo shows where she plays many characters,you care about politics, social justice ,education
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the relation of poor education for minorities and the prison system
See it if Fortunately,i have been aware of her work for several years.I was able to tell her that I saw TWILIGHT twice.This performance was awesome.
Don't see it if If you are a person who has their head in the sand.It is brutally honest about America's racial problems.She presents the facts.Draw your
Also conclusions for yourself.
See it if You want to explore relevant issues of racism, education, and the prison system performed by a brilliant actor.
Don't see it if You don't want to think about these issues.
See it if you enjoy engaging topical theater pieces. Smith is a master at inhabiting her characters.If you're interested in this provocative topic.
Don't see it if you're want a story driven play. Based on today's hard headlines and is built on actual conversations and interviews. Don't like solo shows
See it if U want to look beyond the video clips of racial unrest and see a fuller picture. Deavere-Smith is a master at creating compelling narrative
Don't see it if U are not up for a play that examines the troubling issues of education vs incarceration that we see in the news. You don't like solo plays.
See it if I'd read Anna Deavere Smith before, and found that she's magnetic live on stage. Not a huge crier- sobbed throughout the second act.
Don't see it if Price prohibitive for many viewers.
See it if at the risk of stereotyping, you R a typical white theatergoer who isn't exposed to/hasn't thought much about these interconnected issues.
Don't see it if a 1-woman, nonfiction show isn't what you had in mind. This is information/advocacy 1st & entertainment 2nd, great acting notwithstanding.
See it if You are a fan of Anna Deveare Smith, like one-person shows based on real life struggles, and are politically engaged.
Don't see it if You are looking for action or adventure, and don't like non-fiction performance.
See it if you like theater that is inspiring; have an interest in education and race issues in the U.S.
Don't see it if you are looking for a large cast and traditional story line.
See it if You appreciate one-woman original shows with an extremely talent actress playing several roles AND you like current events depicted onstage.
Don't see it if You don't like confrontation.
See it if You want to witness an amazing performance by a master actor and writer. She plays real-life people and tells stories of currrent events.
Don't see it if You don't want to think deeply about our country's divide by race and social class. Not compelled by issues of civil rights and education.
See it if you like pieces that comment on important issues in society, you want to see AMAZING transitional acting from one SINGLE woman.
Don't see it if you don't care for pieces suggesting activism or change, one person shows are not in your taste, you want something traditional.
See it if You want to see a tour de force by a brilliant actress who portrays multiple characters dealing with issues of race and class in America.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of one woman shows or don't want to spend your evening thinking about political issues and would rather relax in a musical
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