While Anna Deavere Smith may be an award-winning actor best known for her television roles on “The West Wing,” and “Nurse Jackie,” she is also a successful playwright and one of her plays is being performed off-Broadway right now.
“Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” was written by Deavere Smith after the Los Angeles Riots. The riots were in reaction to the acquittal of police officers in Rodney King’s police brutality case.
Deavere Smith originally performed the play in 1994 as a one-woman show and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance that year. In this new iteration, the play has now been transformed into an ensemble production.
Five actors perform
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