Anna Deavere Smith ia an actor, teacher, playwright, and the creator of an acclaimed series of one-woman plays based on her interviews with diverse voices from communities in crisis. She has won two Obie Awards, two Tony nominations for her play Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, and a MacArthur Fellowship. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play Fires in the Mirror. She has had roles in the films Philadelphia, The American President, The Human Stain, and Rent, and she has worked in television on The Practice, Presideo Med, The West Wing, and Nurse Jackie. The founder and director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, she teaches at New York University.
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992by Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she uses verbatim the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event.
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It gives a comprehensive view of the events. A series of subjective points of view that collated can bring an almost objective overview of the events.
This book is a great documentary.It draws a neat picture of what it was to be a part of the riot, in both perspectives.Its just not the issue of black & white people,she indulges koreans ,mexicans etc.twilight is the appropriate book to explain the los angeles riots.