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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2020
Back on March 9, 2020, then incoming Artistic Director Matt Torney gathered some of Theatrical Outfita??s (TO) biggest supporters to reveal the plan for the 2020 - 2021 Season.
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2019
On this day, we celebrate the birthday of playwright, activist, actor, and educator, Anna Deavere Smith.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2018
On this day, we celebrate the birthday of playwright, activist, actor, and educator, Anna Deavere Smith.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2019
Epic Theatre Company begins its eighth season this September with Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities which will kick off a season that concludes a three-year examination of power in America.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2021
Baltimore Center Stage has announced the complete cast and creative team for Fires In The Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn And Other Identities, co-produced by Long Wharf Theatre. 
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022
Beginning on June 9, and running through July 3, 2022, Theater J brings Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities to the stage. The groundbreaking documentary play was conceived, written, and originally performed by Anna Deavere Smith in the wake of the violence and unrest that struck the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, in 1991.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017
The Playwrights Realm, led by Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director, and Roberta Pereira, Producing Director, celebrated its tenth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party honoring Realm Board Member and award-winning playwright and actor, Anna Deavere Smith. The Writers Block Party took place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building, and was hosted by Lauren Patten (Fun Home, The Wolves). Scroll down for photos from the event!
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 16, 2011
Anna Deavere Smith, known for her brilliant solo performance pieces (including Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities) and her work on television and film, will appear at New Brunswick's State Theatre on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 pm, as part of the SmartTalk Connected Conversations series.
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2018
Schimmel Center will present Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith's Obie Award-winning solo performance, Notes From the Field, for one weekend only on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in preparation for a two week run at the Royal Court in London. The production is directed by Leonard Foglia and features original music composed and performed by bassist Marcus Shelby who joins Ms. Smith on stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2020
Theatrical Outfit is excited to announce the 2020 a?" 2021 Season under the leadership of incoming Artistic Director Matt Torney. Theatrical Outfit is deeply invested in how theatre can strengthen Atlanta's communities by starting urgent, exciting, and profound conversations, by celebrating the power of live art to bring people together, and by recognizing that an active and vibrant culture helps make a better future. 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2021
Firehouse Theatre prents Anna Deavere Smith's FIRES IN THE MIRROR, which runs from Friday March 26 through Sunday April 25, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2010
n the mid-90's Trustus Theatre presented a unique entertainment option: a one-woman show which tackled issues of personal identity and race through an expose' of almost 30 characters during the Crown Heights riots; all played by Columbia favorite Jocelyn Sanders. Now, in its 25th Anniversary Season Trustus is bringing this blistering piece back to their intimate 50-seat Trustus Black Box Theatre for another inimitable night of Columbia theatre. Anna Deveare's Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities opens to the public in the Trustus Black Box on Thursday, March 11th at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010
n the mid-90's Trustus Theatre presented a unique entertainment option: a one-woman show which tackled issues of personal identity and race through an expose' of almost 30 characters during the Crown Heights riots; all played by Columbia favorite Jocelyn Sanders. Now, in its 25th Anniversary Season Trustus is bringing this blistering piece back to their intimate 50-seat Trustus Black Box Theatre for another inimitable night of Columbia theatre. Anna Deveare's Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities opens to the public in the Trustus Black Box on Thursday, March 11th at 7:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 12, 2020
The New Jewish Theatre has announced its 2020-21 season, opening on October 15, 2020. From Neil Simon to Gloria Steinem, the upcoming season examines the idea of self and asks, 'Where do I belong and to whom do, I belong?'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010
n the mid-90's Trustus Theatre presented a unique entertainment option: a one-woman show which tackled issues of personal identity and race through an expose' of almost 30 characters during the Crown Heights riots; all played by Columbia favorite Jocelyn Sanders. Now, in its 25th Anniversary Season Trustus is bringing this blistering piece back to their intimate 50-seat Trustus Black Box Theatre for another inimitable night of Columbia theatre. Anna Deveare's Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities opens to the public in the Trustus Black Box on Thursday, March 11th at 7:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022
Next up for First Stage's Young Company, the Theater Academy's award-winning training program for advanced high school actors, will be MACBETH, Shakespeare's darkest tragedy, infamously known as the cursed Scottish play.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018
Schimmel Center will present Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith's Obie Award-winning solo performance, Notes From the Field, for one weekend only on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Today, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in preparation for a two week run at the Royal Court in London. The production is directed by Leonard Foglia and features original music composed and performed by bassist Marcus Shelby who joins Ms. Smith on stage.
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Jun 16, 2022
'Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities' is an intense, but fascinating portrait of community and identity, with a powerhouse creative team on and off the stage.
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 13, 2019
Epic Theatre Company is announcing its biggest season ever. The incredible eighth season is made up of twelve unique and breathtaking titles, including a partnership with the Academy Players that will bring two musicals to Epic's audience for the very first time.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2020
First Stage will fuel the imaginations of audiences young and old with their next 2019/20 mainstage production, A WRINKLE IN TIME, based on the bestselling book by author Madeleine L'Engle, adapted for the stage by John Glore and directed by First Stage Artistic Director Jeff Frank. The play explores the adventures of female protagonist Meg Murry with her brother Charles Wallace and their new friend Calvin O'Keefe. On a dark and stormy night, a mysterious stranger arrives at Meg Murry's home and she embarks on a wild, empowering journey of self-discovery. Joining forces with Charles, Calvin, Mrs. Whatsit, and many more, they travel through space and time to battle the forces of evil so Meg can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. This fantastical adventure of a lifetime will propel the imaginations of First Stage audiences and help them discover what a tesseract is. Sponsored by Enerpac Tool Group.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2021
Firehouse Theatre has announced that it has added Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking FIRES IN THE MIRROR to its SEASON OF DISCOVERY. The solo performance features Jamar Jones and is directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis. FIRES IN THE MIRROR will open on Friday, March 26 and run through Sunday, April 25, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2021
TO is returning to the virtual stage this Spring with 3 pivotal solo productions that speak directly to the world today – The Catastrophist by Lauren Gunderson, A Hundred Words For Snow by Tatty Hennessy, and the previously announced Fires In The Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn And Other Identities by Anna Deavere Smith.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017
Long Island University (LIU) has announced the winners of the 68th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism, continuing the University's longstanding tradition of honoring and celebrating the impact of courageous and authentic journalism on our national and global discourse.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2021
The Department of Theater and Dance presents Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities, a groundbreaking historical recount of the 1991 Crown Heights riots in Brooklyn, written by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Risa Brainin. The show opens at 7 p.m. on February 26 on Zoom and runs through the 28th. 
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Dec 3, 2021
Fires in the Mirror is Anna Deavere Smith's now-classic theatre piece about the Crown Heights, Brooklyn disturbances of 1991, the singular point of which is that it's impossible to know exactly what to think about those events either.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021
Written by Anna Deavere Smith (Notes From the Field) and directed by Nicole Brewer (Milk Like Sugar), Fires In The Mirror begins performances on Tuesday, January 18th for a limited run through Sunday, February 6, 2022.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 19, 2019
Epic Theatre Company begins its eighth season this September with Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities which will kick off a season that concludes a three-year examination of power in America.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021
Baltimore Center Stage has announced the complete 2021/22 Season, featuring artists such as Noah Diaz, Will Davis, Anna Deavere Smith, Nicole Brewer, R. Eric Thomas, Stevie Walker-Webb, Eliana Pipes, Laurie Woolery, Anne Carson, Mike Donahue and Diana Oh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017
The Playwrights Realm, led by Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director, and Roberta Pereira, Producing Director, will celebrate its tenth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party honoring Realm Board Member and award-winning playwright and actor, Anna Deavere Smith.

Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities have their been?
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1992 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.

What awards has Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities been nominated for?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Anna Deavere SmithOutstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Anna Deveare Smith and Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Anna Deavere Smith.

What awards has Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities won?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Anna Deavere Smith Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Anna Deveare Smith Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Anna Deavere Smith.

What productions of Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities have there been?
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1992 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.