In my round-up of theatre in 2017, I warned 2018 that it had “big shoes to fill”. Not only did 2018 not need the door to be opened, but it also didn’t even need anyone to hold its coat.
There is no one quite like debbie tucker green and her new play ear for eye, no one writing with the same urgency, disquiet and plain brilliance for adjusting and changing forms.
Notes From the Field is an even more searing, brilliant, majestic account – an examination, profound in its detail and presentation by Anna Deavere Smith of disenfranchisement and the broken ‘soul’ of America.
This is an extraordinary theatrical experience given in kindness, strength and bucket loads of humanity that provides a platform for change. Take it up. We need Notes From The Field now more than ever.