A special NYU screening of Notes from the Field, by actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, Professor of Art and Public Policy at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In this one-woman show, Professor Smith draws from interviews with more than 250 individuals affected by America’s school-to-prison pipeline, which pushed underprivileged, minority youth out of the classroom and into incarceration. She fearlessly brings to life the stories of 18 real-life people, among them current and former inmates, protestors, educators, and politicians. 

Following the screening, Allyson Green (Dean, Tisch School of the Arts) will join Professor Smith for a discussion about the film. 

Skirball Talks hosts visionaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, sciences, academia, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

PLEASE READ IN FULL REGARDING SEAT RESERVATIONS: RSVP does not guarantee a ticket. You can begin picking up tickets at the NYU Box Office (566 LaGuardia Pl) 2 hours prior to event. Even if you have picked up a ticket, please be aware that if you are not seated in the theater by 6:20pm, we will be opening up the theater to people in the standby line. Tickets must be claimed by 6:10 pm. Unclaimed tickets will be released to those on the standby line.

Anna Deveare Smith, Notes from the Field still
Anna Deavere Smith in "Notes from the Field"