National Conflict Resolution Center and The Old Globe Present Anna Deavere Smith in ‘Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education’

National Conflict Resolution Center and The Old Globe Present Anna Deavere Smith in ‘Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education’
May, 2016 Client News

SAN DIEGOMay 3, 2016National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) and The Old Globe will co-host “Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education” written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith for one night only on Monday, June 6 at The Old Globe on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Wednesday, May 4 at 12 p.m. Single tickets are $25 each. Honorary Committee tickets are available at $100 and include preferred seating and program listing. A portion of the proceeds from the Honorary Committee tickets will also underwrite tickets for students and faculty to participate in the one night only event. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623)

For one night only, MacArthur award-winner Anna Deavere Smith will come to San Diego with her compelling new project examining one of our country’s most pressing issues. “In Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education,” Smith turns her attention to “the school-to-prison pipeline” and performs striking portraits culled from interviews she conducted with more than 200 individuals across the nation affected by the pipeline’s devastating policies – capturing the dynamics of a rapidly shifting social issue through her trademark performance technique. The performance is a part of The Anna Deavere Smith Pipeline Project.

“We are thrilled to be working with Anna Deavere Smith on a project which is in line with NCRC’s mission and reflects our ‘Avoiding the Pipeline to Prison’ initiative,” said Steven P. Dinkin, president, National Conflict Resolution Center. “We are committed to continue our work and provide services in local communities that are the most vulnerable. This collaboration is just one of many ways we hope to raise awareness and continue to help young adults have productive and positive life paths. We would also like to thank The Old Globe and our other partners for their generous support in making this performance possible.”

Anna Deavere Smith is an internationally recognized theater artist and is perhaps best known for her television and movie roles in “The West Wing,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The American President,” and most recently, “Black-ish.” Smith has won numerous professional accolades, including a MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grant,’ a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a Tony Award nomination, and a National Humanities Medal from President Obama in 2012. Smith has been most influential in pioneering the techniques of what is now popularly known as “verbatim theater,” the performance of testimony from interviews with real people to explore issues of race, community, and identity. She is currently a university professor at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

This event is co-hosted by NCRC and The Old Globe and is made possible through the generous support of The California Endowment, Price Philanthropies, San Diego Gas & Electric, KPBS and an amazing team of local individual supporters.

NCRC provides the resources, training, and expertise to help people, organizations and communities around the world manage and solve conflicts with civility. Their new initiative, “Avoiding the Pipeline to Prison,” helps protect the nation’s vulnerable youth by redirecting young people to productive and positive life paths. NCRC partners with schools, juvenile justice organizations and government agencies to offer communication and mediation training.

“Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education”
Created, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith
This performance is part of The Anna Deavere Smith Pipeline Project
Project and performance are produced by Anna Deavere Smith

Reception begins at 6 p.m. (All guests invited to attend)
Performance begins at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets: $25 each / Honorary Committee tickets – $100 each
Box Office Phone: (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623)

Anna Deavere Smith with Marcus Shelby

• Guests who purchase a ticket can attend the reception. Food will be available at the reception provided by Kitchens for Good.
• This event is one night only.
• A 30 minute panel-led discussion will follow the performance.

About the National Conflict Resolution Center
National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) provides the resources, training and expertise to help people, organizations and communities around the world manage and solve conflicts, with civility. Built on the principle that every dispute has a solution, NCRC serves a variety of communities in both the public and private sectors – regionally, nationally and internationally. The organization’s mission is to resolve issues with the highest possible degree of civility and equitability to all parties involved.

NCRC was founded in 1983 by the University of San Diego Law Center and the San Diego County Bar Association. With more than 30 years of experience and over 20,000 cases managed, NCRC is recognized as an international leader in mediation instruction and conflict resolution. To learn more, donate or volunteer please call 619-238-2400 or visit Connect with NCRC on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Old Globe
The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Bright Star,” “Allegiance,” “The Full Monty,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” and the annual holiday musical “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country. For more information, visit