Anna Deavere Smith discusses her career
Anna Deavere Smith discusses and demonstrates her unique character portrayals from her works "Fires in the Mirror" and "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992."
Studs interviews Gilbert Moses about the Free Southern Theatre that performed throughout Mississippi depicting the lives of Southern blacks. Moses describes the audiences and their reactions to the plays and their own participation in acting out their lives.
Studs interviews Gilbert Moses about his play, "Blues for Mister Charlie" and The Free Southern Theater. They discuss a variety of plays that include, "White America," "Roots," and "Blues of Mister Charlie."
The interview begins with an excerpt from a Moms Mabley performance at the Apollo Theater, talking about a visit to Washington DC and her experience on the White House Lawn. Jackie "Moms" Mabley talks about her life and career as a comedian. She speaks fondly of her hometown and of her childhood and family. Part 1 ends with an excerpt from a performance at The Uptown Theater in Pennsylvania. She is talking about visiting Georgia and having to vote there. ; part 1
Part 2 begins with a continuation of the excerpt from a performance at The Uptown Theater in Pennsylvania. She is talking about visiting Georgia and having to vote there. Jackie "Moms" Mabley talks about her life and career as a comedian. She speaks about how comedy/humor has changed and how some have become thieves of material. The interview ends with one further excerpt from her performance at The Uptown Theater. Unknown classical music begins at 08:50 until end of recording