Notes from the Field

May 31, 2022

“It is impossible to talk about the criminal justice system without talking about education.” Anna Deavere Smith speaks in 18 different voices in her 2015 one-woman play that now has an expanded reach as an HBO movie. The short trailer for the movie gives only a slight glimpse at the need for change with regard to race, class, social justice, and the school-to-prison pipeline. Smith is an actress, playwright, and professor.