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Notes From The Field Film & Theater

  • The Kleberg at ZACH Theatre
  • 1421 Riverside Drive
  • Austin, TX 78704
  • February 27, 2019 - March 31, 2019
  • Recurring every 5 weeks on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (512) 476-0541
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Price: $25-$78

One of the most acclaimed and provocative theatre artists of our time, Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith (Let Me Down Easy; “Nurse Jackie”), shares her “most ambitious and powerful work to date” (Variety). Incredibly timely and moving, Notes From the Field depicts the personal accounts of individuals caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline as they navigate inequities in their communities. Drawn from interviews with more than 200 people living and working within a challenged system, Notes shines a light on a lost generation of American youth.

ZACH’s Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley explains why producing Notes From the Field is important to him and the community, “I was disheartened to learn I have actors on stage who are stars in the ZACH arena, entertaining thousands of people, who are also having a completely different experience outside the theatre in their daily lives for no discernable reason other than the color of their skin. This inequity prodded me to produce a play that will create conversation and promote advocacy and action on behalf of our friends and neighbors. Anna’s play is right on time. I am honored to be the first to work on Notes From the Field, outside of the productions Anna has starred in, and I‘m grateful for her trust in me and in ZACH to deliver this material with the same passion and conviction that led her on this journey.”


Age recommendation: 12 and up for some strong language

Run time: Notes From the Field is performed in two acts with an intermission and facilitator-lead audience breakout discussions. Due to the interactive nature of this performance the actual run time may vary.

Pride Night: Thursday, February 28, 2019
ASL Interpreted, Audio Described, and Open Captioned: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Champagne Opening: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Notes From The Field
  • to
  • The Kleberg at ZACH Theatre
  • $25-$78
  • Recurring every 5 weeks on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday