May 21, Sam rated it really liked it The Los Angeles riots were an eye opening account of the racial and socioeconomic tensions that were occurring within the citizens of L. It was a mixture of different factors for a long time that was adding strain to already fragile tensions. After the verdict was announced for the Simi Valley trial all these tensions that people were internalizing finally exploded. Anna Deavere Smiths play Twilight: Los Angeles, does a great job at giving a verbatim account of many individuals own The Los Angeles riots were an eye opening account of the racial and socioeconomic tensions that were occurring within the citizens of L.
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Based on hours of interviews with about people, the prismatic show was a tour de force in which Smith originally played more than 40 different characters, including then-Police Chief Daryl Gates, truck driver Reginald Denny, a former L. Sponsored by the nonprofit organization Facing History and Ourselves, it will be held from 7 p.
Catalina Street. So it still holds a real place in my heart. And then the process was very interesting. My understanding of race before that was a black and white issue, so in coming to L. Advertisement Smith: I think an awful lot about my experience in L. CM: How do you think culturally we are responding to the salient issues of our day, including race? And of course the rapidly growing number of brown people, both men and women, in prison. And this is terrible. I hear from people all over the world who are doing this type of work.
So the whole idea of trying to tell the story of a community by getting the most vocal and the least vocal people to talk to you, and then put them on stage and weave these other kind of stories, with more time and consideration than a journalist can do.
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Anna Deavere Smith revisits ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992'