Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education

Date: Tuesday, September 13th 2016
Time: from 5 PM



As part of Boston & Beyond, please join the Scholars Program for dinner and an excursion to see Anna Deveare Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, a timely rumination on "the civil rights crisis currently erupting at the intersection between America’s education system and its mass incarceration epidemic" at the American Repertory Theater. Leading the performance will be Anna Deveare Smith, a MacArthur "genius" and one of the United States pre-eminent theater artists (you might recognize her from "The West Wing," or from performances of "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992," about the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict in Los Angeles).

According to the ART website, "In act one, Anna Deavere Smith introduces the students, parents, teachers, and administrators caught in America’s school-to-prison “pipeline” through her trademark portrait performances...In the tradition of call and response, a second act before a final coda performance invites audiences to reflect on how we might begin to collectively move forward from difficult histories and devastating social policies."

Dinner begins at 5 PM. We will leave campus at 6 PM. The performance begins at 7 PM.