Anna Deavere Smith to Debut New Work at MoMA Oct. 21

News   Anna Deavere Smith to Debut New Work at MoMA Oct. 21 Anna Deavere Smith, the writer and actress who has weaved history, interviews and impersonation in such gripping one-person shows as Fires in the Mirror and Twilight: Los Angeles, will unveil a portion of her latest work at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan on Oct. 21.
Anna Deavere Smith.
Anna Deavere Smith.

The event, titled "An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith," is to benefit the department of education of MoMA. Fittingly, Smith's new work sees her profiling the artists whose paintings hang on the wall of MoMA. She will also perform sections from her previous plays. Smith's most recent stage work was House Arrest, a delving into the lives of the American Presidents. It played to mixed reviews when it premiered at New York's Public Theater in March 2000.

The MoMA event begins at 8 PM at the Gramercy Theatre (127 East 23rd Street at Lexington).

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