Anna Deavere Smith

Appeared in 2014

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Anna Deavere Smith, award winning actress/playwright, is most recognized for her roles in Nurse Jackie, The West Wing, The American President, Rachel Getting Married, Philadelphia, and others.  She has authored Letters to A Young Artist and Talk to Me: Listening Between the Lines, and has been hailed by Newsweek as “the most exciting individual in American theater.”  Deavere Smith uses solo performance as a public medium to explore issues of race, identity and community in America.  She has created over 15 one-person shows based on hundreds of interviews, most of which deal with social issues. Her most recent one-person show Let Me Down Easy, focused on health care in the US. Three of her plays have been broadcast on American Playhouse and Great Performances (PBS).

She will present “Reclaiming Grace in the Face of Adversity.”

Website: http://www.roycecarlton.com/speaker/profile/Anna-Deavere-Smith.html

Pre-Festival Events

Sunday, January 29, 2017
The Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year
4:00 pm
Swank Farm dinner/ The Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year

Festival Events

Thursday, March 2
7:00 PM

Author & Ideas: Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit From the Goon Squad – Novelist as Journalist/Journalist as Novelist
Cultural Arts Center

Friday, March 3
7:30 PM

Concert: Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, The Symphonia, Boca Raton & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Saturday, March 4
4:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor for The New Yorker – I Only Read It for the Cartoons: An Insider’s History of the New Yorker
Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, March 4
7:30 PM

Opera for the 99 Percent: Puccini’s La Boheme, semi-staged with The Symphonia, Boca Raton & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor (in Italian with English supertitles)
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Sunday, March 5
7:00 PM

Concert: Two 13-Year Old Piano Prodigies, Indonesian jazz sensation Joey Alexander and Mexican classical pianist Daniela Liebman with The Symphonia, Boca Raton & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor with music of Mendelssohn and Alexander
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Monday, March 6
7:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Jon Meacham, Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and contributing editor at Time - The Art of Leadership – Lessons from the American Presidency
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Tuesday, March 7
7:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe, theoretical physicist and entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts, Beyond Einstein: Space, Time and Reality
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Friday, March 10
7:30 PM

Concert: Mystery Superstar Violinist,* pianist Daniel Hsu with The Symphonia, Boca Raton & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G Minor
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Saturday , March 11
7:30 PM

The world premiere of the Blake Edwards’ 1964 hit comedy, THE PINK PANTHER with live orchestra

Sunday , March 12
7:00 PM

Concert: Sergio Mendes & Brasil 2017, the legendary musician in a South Florida exclusive performance
Mizner Park Amphitheater

*name to be revealed in January