THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
Names

One-woman show

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
March 4, 2011

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

Actress and writer Anna Deavere Smith, whom you probably recognize from “An American President,’’ “Nurse Jackie,’’ and “Rachel Getting Married,’’ performed at a private event the other night at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. The performance was a selection of portrayals of various characters from her repertoire including the late Ann Richards, former governor of Texas, and “The Vagina Monologues’’ writer Eve Ensler. The event was part of a conference that runs through today called “Driving Change, Shaping Lives: Gender in the Developing World.’’ After her performance, Smith (center) mingled with playwright John Tiffany, a Radcliffe fellow and a director from the National Theatre of Scotland, and Radcliffe Institute Dean Barbara J. Grosz.