2ST announces extension for Notes from the field

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Second Stage Theatre Company has announced a one week extension for its current production of Notes from the Field. Created, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith, featuring music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, previews began on 15 October 2016, before an official opening night on 2 November and a limited engagement now through to 18 December 2016.

Synopsis: "Anna Deavere Smith leads a new installation of powerful first person storytelling in Notes from the Field. 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 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 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 is a co-production with Boston's American Repertory Theatre.

Anna Deavere Smith in Notes From the Field

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