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're interested in lighting and scenic design. The sets in this show were so simple but so astonishing at the same time.
Don't see it if You're not into very serious theatre. This show had heavy stuff at times, so, if you're into more of a light show, this may not be for you.
See it if You want to experience the failings of our justice system and the bigotry of our society on the ground
Don't see it if If you have a picture of Steve Bannon , Kellyann Conway , Ted Cruz, the KKK , NeoNazi on your wall Actually, see it anyway
See it if you want to be challenged...tough topic and very well done. See it if you want to have great conversation after, over dinner.
Don't see it if You want to laugh or sing along. Not that kinda show. She bring alive many difficult discussions and topics we face.
See it if You care about the obvious racial inequality in both our public educational system and prisons.
Don't see it if You only want to be entertained.
See it if you care about justice, education, hope, race relations, history, the future of our country, excessive incarceration, inspired acting.
Don't see it if If everything I listed above doesn't matter to you and you just want froth and to escape from reality--and that's ok--then don't see this.
See it if you care about the inequities for black people you care about inequities for black children you care about justice you care about education
Don't see it if you hate
See it if You have been living under a rock and are unaware of the school to prison pipeline in our black communities. Being yelled at is OK with you
Don't see it if You are wanting to see a play. This is a lecture using drama technique and graphic photographs and text. Belaboring a point not OK with you
See it if you want to see Ms. Smith display her craft and want to be exposed to intractable social problems.
Don't see it if you are looking for a narrative, rather than a lecture.
Also Admirable preaching to the choir.
See it if you have a pulse.She is AMAZING, as always.Do not miss this brilliant discussion of race issues. That sounds dull, but it is fascinating,fun
Don't see it if you are a racist. Or maybe you are exactly the person who NEEDS to see this.Seriously, she inhabits dozens of different characters.Great job
See it if Anna Deveare Smith = national treasure. She addresses a very real problem and shows the humanity of those involved.
Don't see it if Some of her characterizations fell into cliche. She offers no answers to the questions she poses.
See it if you appreciate fantastic performances, especially with empathetic insight in police brutality school-to-prison pipelines
Don't see it if The masterful performance is worth seeing, even if you wouldn't usually like one-woman news-generated shows.
See it if You want to a master crafts woman embody provocative and important witnesses to critical problems our society had to confront and address
Don't see it if You'd rather avoid thinking about the future of this country and are willing to miss seeing one of the supreme actors and interpreters of Am
See it if you care about issues like racial justice, education, policing, the school to prison pipeline, etc. or you want to learn about them.
Don't see it if you want to see a highly optimistic or uplifting show, you want to see a play (this is more vignettes but with a coherent structure).
See it if Anna Deavere Smith is one of our greatest and most underrated actresses! This play is a must see to understand the current race culture.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to violence or don't enjoy learning about black culture in America.
See it if You like the work of actor/journalists and timely & resonant reporting w/ tremendous characters. You like Ms. Smith's work & one-woman shows
Don't see it if Don't want to be subjected to recounts of recent police brutality and racial inequality. Onewoman shows should be w/o cellist scene partner
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