The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:
Notes from the Field
conceived, written and performed by
Anna Devere Smith
plus, post-show:Anna Devere Smith in conversation with Kwame Kwei-Armah (Director of the Young Vic)
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
7.00 Networking Drinks, Theatre Bar7.30 Performance (Latecomers will not be admitted)Post-show talkback in the theatre
The Royal Court TheatreJerwood Theatre Downstairs
Sloane Square, Chelsea, London SW1W 8AS
Please note: Tickets are limitedIn the first instance please would members only book one pair,and contact May Gibson, should you require further seats? Thank you.
YCL General Admission: £27.50
About the Event:
Drawn from over 250 interviews conducted with students, parents, teachers and staff, Notes From the Field is an Obie-Award-winning solo performance by writer and actor Anna Deavere Smith (West Wing, Nurse Jackie) that shines a light on a lost generation of American youth, chronicling their experience of being caught in a school-to-prison pipeline. A multi-award-winning dramatist with an honorary degree from Yale, this is Anna’s first appearance in London in over 25 years.
Anna is a multi-award-winning dramatist and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, Fletcher Foundation Fellowship, and Fellow Award in Theatre Arts from United States Artists. As an actress, she has appeared in several films, including Philadelphia (1993), Dave (1993), The American President (1995), Rent (2005), and Rachel Getting Married (2008). Anna also had recurring TV roles on The Practice (2000), as Dr. Nancy McNally on The West Wing (2000–06), and as hospital administrator Gloria Akalitus in the Showtime dark comedy series Nurse Jackie. She has received honorary degrees from many American Universities, including Yale. This is Anna’s first appearance in London in over 25 years.
Following the performance, Anna will be in conversation with Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, which will be free to all ticket holders to that evening’s show.
Please note: Photos and other forms of recording may be taken at the event and used by the YCL website from time to time.