Grace & Politics: A Conversation with Anna Deavere Smith & Toni Preckwinkle

Grace & Politics: A Conversation with Anna Deavere Smith & Toni Preckwinkle

Anna Deavere Smith discusses the themes of her current work in progress On Grace with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, in a conversation moderated by David Axelrod, Director of UChicago’s Institute of Politics. On Grace is a staged theat...

Summary

Anna Deavere Smith discusses the themes of her current work in progress On Grace with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, in a conversation moderated by David Axelrod, Director of UChicago’s Institute of Politics.

On Grace is a staged theatrical performance in which Smith explores the idea of grace and acts out, verbatim, interviews she conducted with renowned scholars, theologians, and politicians, including Harvard’s late Rev. Peter Gomes, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, and Rabbi David Wolpe.

Details

Duration:
1 hour, 19 minutes, 10 seconds
Recorded:
January 13, 2014
Published: January 15, 2014