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Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith

January 17, 2017, 7:00 pm at Wortham Center's Cullen Theater

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presented by Baylor College of Medicine, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Anna Deavere Smith performs her very own Let Me Down Easy


Ms. Smith is an actress, playwright and professor well known for roles on TV including The West Wing and Nurse Jackie and in movies Rent and Rachel Getting Married, among others.  

On stage she has created a signature and award-willing style by writing plays addressing poignant public issues and constructed using material solely from interviews and performed by her alone.  When granted the prestigious MacArthur Award, her work was described as “a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie.” 

In addition to the MacArthur award, she has been awarded a Drama Desk Award and has received nominations for a Pulitzer Prize and two Tony Awards.   

“Let Me Down Easy” tells a stunning story of the vulnerability of the body and the resilience of the human spirit.  Characters come alive on stage – including Texas Governor Ann Richards.  The play debuted at the Long Wharf Theatre, was featured on PBS Great Performances, and has been performed across the country.

100% of us will be affected by the vulnerability of the human body and the personal and ethical considerations of our choices.  Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy offers this community outreach event in collaboration with partners in the Texas Medical Center, for-profit organizations and companies, and private individuals.  

To purchase a sponsorship dinner package (includes a zone A show ticket plus dinner), click HERE.


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