Getting under the skin of others
Renowned for her groundbreaking solo theater performances about race, social justice and equality, Anna Deavere Smith sees herself as a chameleon and an interpreter. In this podcast, she discusses her relationship to her own skin and how as a writer and actor she gets under the skin of her characters. Smith is a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship “Genius Award,” the National Humanities Medal bestowed by President Obama and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. The former Stanford drama professor is now on the New York University faculty.
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