Published: January 21, 2012
Arts Express. Let Me Down Easy: Probing The US Health Care System Through Art
By Prairie Miller
Let Me Down Easy: A Conversation With Anna Deavere Smith. About her one woman show taking on the US health care system, in a way that politics doesn't - or won't. The Twilight Los Angeles 1992 playwright and performer famed for uniquely perfecting the art of solo theater - who has cast herself in her work as everyone from George Bush and Rodney King to Al Sharpton and Angela Davis - weighs in on crafting multi-character doctor/patient relationships, and what it all has to do with Walt Whitman, the Yale School of Medicine, and possibly her own inner documentary filmmaker as well.
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Watching TV With The Red Chinese. John Lennon meets Vladimir Lenin, in director Shimon Dotan's ideologically driven social satire. As he touches on cross-cultural confusion and rage in his movie, Marshall McLuhan, and the new market economy in China.
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Prairie Miller is a NY multimedia journalist online, in print and on radio, and on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network's Arts Express. Read more reviews by Prairie Miller. Contact her through NewsBlaze.
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