One Woman Show
The Boston Globe, March 4, 2011
Actress and writer Anna Deavere Smith, whom you probably recognize from An American President, Nurse Jackie, and Rachel Getting Married, performed at a private event the other night at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. The performance was a selection of portrayals of various characters from her repertoire including the late Ann Richards, former governor of Texas, and The Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler. The event was part of a conference that runs through today called "Driving Change, Shaping Lives: Gender in the Developing World.'' After her performance, Smith mingled with playwright John Tiffany, a Radcliffe fellow and a director from the National Theatre of Scotland, and Radcliffe Institute Dean Barbara J. Grosz.