Anna Deavere Smith, actress, playwright, Tisch School of the Arts faculty member, and SRI Faculty Affiliate, has been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards in recognition of her recent play, Notes from the Field. Notes from the Field is a single person performance that showcases the voices of 18 individuals affected by the school-to-prison pipeline. View the HBO trailer here.
Professor Deavere Smith has been nominated for several previous NAACP Awards for her work on the television series Nurse Jackie and The West Wing. Her recent work has earned her nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, and Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie. The 50th NAACP Image Awards will take place on Saturday, March 30th. To learn more, click here.