Best known for her role in The West Wing and Nurse Jackie, Anna Deavere Smith returns to the Royal Court Theatre in this powerful one-woman performance examining America’s poverty to prison pipeline.
Drawn from interviews with more than 250 students, parents, teachers and staff caught up in America’s poverty to prison pipeline, Notes From the Field is an arresting performance that shines light on a lost generation of American youth.
With live music from bassist Marcus Shelby, the Obie Award winning performance exposes a justice system that pushes youth of colour living in poverty out of the classroom and into prison.
★★★★ “ASTONISHING AND VISCERAL…A STANDOUT” The Guardian
“BEST OF THE YEAR” The New York Times
★★★★ “BEST OF THE YEAR” New York Magazine
“ONE OF HER MOST AMBITIOUS AND POWERFUL WORKS” Variety
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
Royal Court Theatre
Wed 13 – Sat 23 Jun
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm
Thu & Sat (14, 16 & 23 Jun) matinee : 2.30pm