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Impromptu: Anna Deavere Smith and Joshua Roman

Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith

Impromptu, Monday at 1:00 PM

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sound check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At one o’clock on Monday, WFMT presents an Impromptu with a remarkable performer who, in addition to keeping a full schedule as a film and television actress (Philadelphia, The West Wing) has devoted her life to advancing social change through art, Anna Deavere Smith. Ms. Smith will discuss the current show, On Grace, onstage at the Harris Theater, a show about forgiveness and survival. She performs with cellist Joshua Roman who will play some of his compositions for the show on Monday’s ImpromptuTheater, a show about forgiveness and survival. She performs with cellist Joshua Roman who will play some of his compositions for the show.

Joshua Roman, who plays his own music in "On Grace"

Joshua Roman plays his own music in “On Grace”

 

 

 

In 1997 Anna Deavere Smith founded the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue. She is a MacArthur Fellow and 2012 recipient of the National Humanities Medal. In addition to an active performance schedule, she teaches at New York University.

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Anna Deavere Smith, Joshua Roman, and WFMT engineer Eric Arunas

  • Emilio Maldonado

    Greetings! I really liked the Impromptu. Could I find the recording or replay on the web? I especially enjoyed the cellist describing the work he did.