2ST announces dates for Notes from the field

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Second Stage Theatre Company has released further details for the first production of its upcoming 38th season - Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education. Created, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith, featuring music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, previews will now begin on 15 October 2016, before an official opening night on 2 November and a limited engagement through to 11 December 2016.

Synopsis: "Anna Deavere Smith leads a new installation of powerful first person storytelling in Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education. Urgent and inspiring, it depicts the personal accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America's school-to-prison pipeline. Investigating a justice system that pushes minors from poor communities out of the classroom and into incarceration, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education 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 the documentary solo performance by stimulating awareness and ultimately, change for the better."

The creative team has also been announced and features scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, and projection design by Elaine McCarthy.

Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education is a co-production with Boston's American Repertory Theatre.


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