Notes From the Field

Name: Second Stage Theatre
Address: 307 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: October 15, 2016
Opening date: November 2, 2016
Closing date: December 18, 2016
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
One of the most hailed and provocative theatre artists of our time, Anna Deavere Smith, leads a new installation of powerful first person storytelling in Notes from the Field. Urgent and inspiring, it depicts the personal accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline. Investigating a justice system that pushes minors from poor communities out of the classroom and into incarceration, Notes from the Field shines a light on a lost generation of American youth. Drawn from interviews with more than 200 people living and working within a challenged system, Anna Deavere Smith continues her mastery of the documentary solo performance by stimulating awareness and ultimately, change for the better.

2017 Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations
1. Outstanding Solo Show
2. Outstanding Projection Design, Elaine McCarthy

2017 Drama Desk Awards Nominations
1. Outstanding Music in a Play, Marcus Shelby
2. Outstanding Projection Design, Elaine McCarthy
3. Outstanding Sound Design in a Play, Leon Rothenberg
4. Outstanding Solo Performance, Anna Deavere Smith

2017 Off-Broadway Alliance Awards Nominations
Best Solo Performance

2017 Lucille Lortel Awards
1. Outstanding Solo Show
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
American Repertory Theater Producer
Second Stage Theatre Producer
Casey Reitz Executive Director
Carole Rothman Artistic Director
Christopher Burney Associate Artistic Director
Anna Deavere Smith Playwright
Marcus Shelby Composer
Anna Deavere Smith Creator
Leonard Foglia Director
Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence Assistant Director
Michael Leon Thomas Movement
Riccardo Hernandez Set Designer
Ann Hould-Ward Costume Designer
Howell Binkley Lighting Designer
Leon Rothenberg Sound Designer
Christopher Vergara Assistant Costume Designer
Catherine Clark Assistant Lighting Designer
Dickey Hair Designer
Maria Verel Make Up Designer
Elaine J. McCarthy Projection Designer
Maxwell Bowman Assistant Projection Designer
Callan Hughes Associate Sound Designer
Seth Shepsle General Manager
Jonathan Whitton Company Manager
Polk & Co. Press Representative
Michelle Bosch Production Stage Manager
Brendan Fay Stage Manager
Shaminda Amarakoon Production Manager
M.L. Dogg Sound Supervisor
Susan Barras Prop Master
Devon James Wardrobe
Amy Stoller Dialect Coach
Alisa Solomon Dramaturg
Zoe Norman-Hunt Text Coordinator

Actor Role
Marcus Shelby Musical Performer
Anna Deavere Smith Performer