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On Theater and Activism: A Conversation with Anna Deavere Smith
WNYC, January 5, 2016
Anna Deavere Smith is interviewed by Susan Fales-Hill

The best theater of 2015 highlights transformation and enduring power from L.A. to Broadway
The Los Angeles Times, December 12, 2015
“This year we’ve had far too many painful reminders that this is anything but a post-racial society. Anna Deavere Smith’s…tackling of the school-to-prison pipeline in “Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education, the California Chapter” at Berkeley Repertory Theatre brought moral clarity and theatrical vigor to civil rights struggles that are as alive today as they were half a century ago.”
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Anna Deavere Smith Wants Playgoers To Do What They Can To Counter Violence
NPR, December 7, 2015
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Anna Deavere Smith depicts Freddie Gray figures in latest work
The Baltimore Sun, December 4, 2015
“The Baltimore native is back in her hometown this weekend to perform at Center Stage in part of her latest work in progress, which explores what’s been called the ‘schools-to-prison pipeline.’ It’s titled ‘Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The Baltimore Chapter.’ One section in her new work is ‘The Death of Freddie Gray.'”
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Anna Deavere Smith tackles school-to-prison pipeline on stage
NewsHour, September 29, 2015

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Anna Deavere Smith returns to Baltimore hoping to close the school-to-prison pipeline
The Washington Post, July 25, 2015
“It’s early June, and Smith, 64, and her team, has been in town since mid-May interviewing people for a one-woman play on what she and others call the school-to-prison pipeline. Critics say zero-tolerance policies can suspend kids, disproportionately black and brown ones, over the most minor of infractions, starting as early as kindergarten. It sets them up for troubled futures. And too often, it means they go right from the classroom to the criminal justice system.”
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Anna Deavere Smith Channels Baltimore on the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Baltimore City Paper, Karen Houppert, 8 December 2015

Anna Deavere Smith presents powerful work on Freddie Gray case, more at Center Stage
The Baltimore Sun, Tim Smith, 7 December 2015

Monday: Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Baltimore City Paper, 4 December 2015

America’s “Most Exciting” Playwright Takes On the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Mother Jones, Shane Bauer, 6 December 2015