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Anna Deavere Smith

Adjunct, Class of


Courses Taught: Embodying the Other: Human Beings, Speech, Gesture

Founder and Director of The Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, a project at Harvard University, funded in large part by and developed at the Ford Foundation, 1997-2000.

Recipient of: The MacArthur Award; two Tony Award nominations, 1994; Obie Award for Best Play, 1993-1994; Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Solo Performance, 1993-1994; New York Drama Critics Circle Special Citation, 1994; Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Distinguished Achievement, 1993; Obie Award Special Citation, 1991-1992; Drama Desk Award, Solo Performance, 1992, 1993; Lucille Lortel Award, 1994; finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, 1992; Helen Hayes Award; NAACP Award. Honorary Doctorates: Occidental College, 1999; Pratt Institute, 1998; Holy Cross College, 1997; Wesleyan University, 1997; School of Visual Arts, 1997; California State University, Sacramento, 1996; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1995; Colgate University, 1997; Wheelock College, 1995; Beaver College, 1995. Radcliffe Medal of Honor, 1997.