April 17, 2017
ESSENCE magazine has chosen Anna Deavere Smith as one of 100 women on their inaugural #WOKE100 list, which honors Black women activists, artists, politicians, educators, organizers, journalists and creators who are working to achieve equality for people of color.
April 11, 2017
The American Repertory Theatre production of Notes From the Field received two Eliot Norton Award nominations, which celebrate the best theater in the Boston Area. The play received nominations for Outstanding New Script and Outstanding Solo Performance. Winners will be revealed at the 35th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM.
April 4, 2017
Anna Deavere Smith’s newest play, Notes From the Field, was nominated for Outstanding Solo Show at the Lucille Lortel Awards. The play also received a nomination for its projection design. Winners will be announced when the Lucille Lortel Awards are handed out in a May 7 ceremony at New York University’s Skirball Center.
April 4, 2017
Dartmouth will recognize nine accomplished men and women with honorary degrees at the College’s 2017 Commencement on Sunday, June 11, on the Green, including Anna Deavere Smith. President Phil Hanlon ’77 will deliver the valedictory address to graduates. Dartmouth typically awards about 1,000 bachelor’s degrees and 600 master’s and doctoral degrees in the arts and sciences and from the College’s three professional schools: the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.The academic procession to the Green will begin at 9 a.m., and visitors are advised to be in their seats by 8:45 a.m. Commencement ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m.
February 20, 2017
This morning, Long Island University (LIU) has announced the winners of the 68th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism, continuing the University’s longstanding tradition of honoring and celebrating the impact of courageous and authentic journalism on our national and global discourse.
Anna Deavere Smith, the educator, playwright and actress who has brought journalism to the stage in acclaimed interview-based dramatic depictions exploring urban conflict in Brooklyn and Los Angeles and, most recently, connecting incarceration of minority youth to lack of educational access and economic opportunity, will be the 35th recipient of the George Polk Career Award.
The George Polk Awards are conferred annually to honor special achievement in journalism. The awards place a premium on investigative and enterprising reporting that gains attention and achieves results. They were established in 1949 by Long Island University to commemorate George Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered in 1948 while covering the Greek civil war.