ADS Works

Anna Deavere Smith Works at the Aspen Institute creates an international community of artists whose work addresses the social issues of the day. Through a rich mix of innovative workshops, seminars, performances, and public presentations, ADS Works creates conversation about real issues by convening audiences around artists and artistic works in progress. We also hope to affect the ways the new generation of artists is trained.

ADS Works is supported by generous grants from the Ford Foundation and The Catto Charitable Foundation.

Spotlight: Our People

Anna Deavere Smith
Institute on Arts and Civic Dialogue

Anna Deavere Smith, actress/playwright, is said to have created a new form of theater. Prizes include a MacArthur fellowship, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award, two Tony nominations, two Obies...