Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities. Front Cover. Anna Deavere Smith. Dramatists Play Service Inc, – Drama – pages. Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities. Front Cover. Anna Deavere Smith. Anchor Books/Doubleday, – Drama – pages. Mar 4, Written by Anna Deavere and performed by Philicia Saunders, Fires in the Mirror explores race, identity in the aftermath of the Crown Heights.

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Looking for More Great Reads? Anna Deavere Smith is an actor, a teacher, a playwright, and the creator of an acclaimed series of one-woman plays based on ana interviews with diverse voices from communities in crisis. A Search for the American Character. The show got a special post-football sendoff and [ Stay in Touch Sign up. Reverend Canon Doctor Heron Sam: Welcome back to Tune In: Crown Heights resident, an African American young man in his late teens or early twenties.

Fires in the Mirror

Sep 01, Pages Buy. In that racially fiires neighborhood, a car driven by a Jewish man veered onto a sidewalk and killed a 7-year-old Caribbean-American boy who was learning to ride a bicycle. The play is a series of monologues attained from interviews Anna Deavere Smith did with people involved in the Crown Heights crisis.


Well-known African-American New York activist and minister. Advertise About Tips Contact Us. Its official press opening was on May 12, Fires in the Mirror: Smith provides information as to where each interview was done, including the settings and environment, other people that were near, and when the interviews took place.

This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Lubavitcher youth and member of project CURE, 17 years old at the time of the rioting and worked as an assistant chaplain at Kings County Hospital.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Three hours later, in another part of the anna, a group of black youths set upon and stabbed a lone Australian-born rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaumwho later bled to death awaiting treatment at a local hospital.

She slightly changed her appearance and mannerisms for each character.

A minute audio recording of C. Please fill out this field with valid email address. Please help improve this article if you can. Throughout most of her performance she was dressed in black pants and white shirt and was barefoot. Smith began interviewing many of the people involved, including such high-profile personalities as the Rev. Fires in the Mirror Wed. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. Smith presented a first workshop production of the play in December at George Wolfe’s Festival of New Voices [2].


African American woman in her late 40s. New York, New York: It is considered a pioneering example of the genre known as verbatim theatre. Fires in the Mirror is divided into themed sections.

Of Jewish descent and in her fifties. Anonymous Young Man 2: It was described as a set delivered Dec.

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The minister for the Honorable Louis Farrakhan. Wolfe and starred Anna Deavere Smith herself. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Anonymous Young Man 1: