UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies - Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
May 3-10, 2014
Presented By the
UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and
Performance Studies as part of the
War to Civil Rights series.
Directed by Caroline
Sat, May 3, 2014 . 7:30PM
Sun, May 4, 2014 . 2:00PM
Sun, May 4, 2014 . 7:30PM
Wed, May 7, 2014 . 7:30PM
Thu, May 8, 2014 . 7:30PM
Fri, May 9, 2014 . 7:30PM
Sat, May 10, 2014 . 2:00PM
Sat, May 10, 2014 . 7:30PM
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In 1991, the violent police assault of African
American Rodney King ignited international outrage after being captured on
videotape and aired widely. A year later in 1992, in the aftermath of the trial
and acquittal of the police officers charged with assault, protest and riots
broke out in the streets of Los Angeles, where the incident took place.
MacArthur ‘Genius’ award-winning playwright and Tony-award nominated
actress Anna Deavere Smith weaves a stunning, comprehensive portrait through the
verbatim words of 40 people from the ashes of the riots in this explosive piece
of documentary theatre. Nominated for the 1994 Tony Award for Best Play,
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is the result of nearly 300 interviews Smith
conducted in a nine-month span with gang members, police officers, lawyers,
activists and shopkeepers from a diversity of class and racial backgrounds.
Learn more about this ground-breaking work, its author, and the events
that took place on the streets of LA in 1992 and their aftermath in the
University of Maryland Libraries:
Playwright Anna Deavere
by Anna Deavere Smith, including the Tony award-nominated
Los Angeles, 1992 and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated and Drama Desk
in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities
Interested in instantly accessing our collection of eBooks that reference Anna
Deavere Smith? Don't miss these titles, available on demand to anyone with a
current UMD directory ID and password.
As an actress, Anna Deavere Smith has appeared in both feature films
and television dramas like The West Wing and Nurse Jackie. Check out these
captivating performances, available in Hornbake Library's Non-Print Media
Los Angeles, 1992
on the history and aftermath of the 1991 beating of Rodney King and the
protests and riots that occurred in response to the acquittal of the police
officers charged with his assault.
Want instant access to eBooks that address this seminal event in legal
and race relations in the United States? Access these titles with your UMD
directory ID and password.
Don't miss UMD student Michael Shaffer's 2004 sociology thesis "The
Relationship of Demographic Variables to the Amount and Persistence of Attitude
Change toward the Los Angeles Police Department After the Rodney King Incident."
Discover films that explore the aftermath of the 1992 LA race riots
from a variety of perspectives, including the effect on Korean American female
shopkeepers who suffered more than half of the material losses sustained in the
conflict, a look at the lives of Bloods gang members in the years following the
incident, and the interpretation of racial issues by television news networks
and its effect on the American public.
Interested in academic analysis of the events that occurred on the
streets of LA in 1992? Delve into findings published in scholarly journals like
the Harvard Law Review, the Journal of Crime and Justice, Critical Criminology,
and Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management. A
highlight of this list is Robin Bernstein's article in the Journal of Dramatic
Theory and Criticism,
King, Shifting Modes of Vision, and Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles,
1992", available in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.