Lincoln Center Activate

Lincoln Center Activate brings together teaching artists, educators, community artists, and arts leaders to build a global network that supports arts professionals in a changing landscape.

Join us for a special three-part series with actress, playwright, and educator Anna Deavere Smith featuring a conversation and keynote talk on reimagining education, as well as a staged reading written and performed by the artist. See below for upcoming events, and stay tuned for additional programming to be announced soon. Get your tickets here.

Setting the Stage for What’s Next: The Future of American Theatre

The Department of Art & Public Policy (APP) presents Setting the Stage for What’s Next: The Future of American Theatre. Moderated by Professor Anna Deavere Smith, this roundtable discussion will engage Artistic Directors whose bold leadership is reshaping regional theaters across the country. Join Nataki Garrett of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Hana S. Sharif of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Eric Ting of the California Shakespeare Theater for what promises to be a vibrant conversation. This event is part of APP’s Art & Its Publics program series, which has received generous support from NYU’s Institute of Performing Arts.

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“Reclaiming Grace in the Face of Adversity”

Trinity Spiritual Center will host an exclusive livestream event with celebrated playwright, actor, and educator, Anna Deavere Smith. No affiliation with the church required, and while there is no charge for participation in this event, registration is required. Register here.

The Atlantic Presents “Inheritance”: A Live Virtual Event

“Inheritance” is The Atlantic’s new project about American history, Black life, and the resilience of memory. The event will feature the Atlantic editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg, staff writer Adam Harris, senior editor Vann R. Newkirk II, contributing writer Anna Deavere Smith, and managing editor Gillian White, as well as the author and Harvard professor Danielle Allen and the poet Joy Priest.

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