Leading Voices Series: Anna Deavere Smith

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Anna Deavere Smith created a new theater form through her interview-based solo shows. Fires in the Mirror, on the 1992 riots, earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination, and her piece Let Me Down Easy was broadcast on Great Performances after a national tour. She has appeared in Nurse Jackie, The West Wing, and other TV shows. This 2012 National Humanities Medal winner and Founding Director of Anna Deavere Smith Works will highlight her social and political efforts. Her presentation coincides with MSU’s 60/50 Project, a community conversation on civil and human rights. 

Tickets on sale now for $20. MSU faculty, staff, and students can receive two FREE tickets with current MSU ID at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts box office.

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Tony Kushner

Monday, February 10, 2014 – 7:30 PM

Wharton Center Great Cobb Hall

Following the screening of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film, Lincoln, Tony Kushner, the film’s screenwriter, will speak at the Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall on Monday, February 10. Tickets are FREE for MSU students, faculty and staff, and general admission is $20.

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