Leadership’s 60th Anniversary focuses on conversations that connect, convening Master Classes on Empathy, Connection, and Compassion. This event is part of that series.
Join LEADERSHIP Philadelphia for breakfast with MacArthur Fellow, World Class Playwright & Actress Anna Deveare Smith
7:45 AM: Registration
8:00 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM: Move in Closer. A conversation with Anna Deavere Smith
9:30 AM: Adjourn
Keynote speaker: Anna Deavere Smith is a MacArthur Fellow, World Class Playwright & Actress. President Obama awarded Ms. Smith the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal. The New York Times named her play Notes from the Field among The Best Theater of 2016. Time magazine named it one of the Top 10 Plays of the year. HBO premiered the film version in February 2018. Her acting credits include The American President, The West Wing, Nurse Jackie, and Shonda Rhimes' For the People.
Smith’s theater combines the journalistic technique of interviewing her subjects with the art of interpreting their words through performance.