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Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities at UCSB Theater and Dance


2/26/2021 - 2/28/2021


UCSB Theater and Dance

Santa Barbara,CA 93106

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There are three sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth. Following the deaths of a Black American boy and a young Orthodox Jewish scholar in the summer of 1991, underlying racial tensions in the nestled community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted into civil outbreak. Fires in the Mirror was Anna Deavere Smiths groundbreaking response. Birthed from a series of interviews with over fifty members of the Jewish and Black communities, the Drama Desk award-winning work translated their voices verbatim, and in the process revolutionized the genre of documentary theatre.

Ages: not suitable for children

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