Posts Tagged ‘Anna Deavere Smith’

Anna Deavere Smith talks about the healing power of stories

Smith is best known for her one-woman, multi-character performances, which depict people reflecting on moments of intense catastrophe.

On Oct. 28, hundreds gathered at Memorial Auditorium for a night of storytelling and conversation with former Stanford faculty member Anna Deavere Smith, an award-winning pioneer in the field of documentary theater. Smith is best known for her one-woman, multi-character performances, which depict people reflecting on moments of intense catastrophe. Her plays range in dramatic…

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Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall opens to rave reviews

More than 700 performers participated in opening weekend and 5,000 patrons enjoyed the new hall.

Early reviews of Bing Concert Hall from the press, performers and patrons are in, and they are glowing. The best of the bon mots include: “The sound popped like champagne,” “The hall exudes a serenely majestic air,”  “The acoustics in the room and the intimacy of the space made performing an incredibly personal musical experience,”…

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