(*NOTE: This event is on the Monday following Easter Sunday.)
OPTION FOR TICKETS – JEFFERSON LECTURE STANDBY LINE
Passionate about seeing Anna Deavere Smith give the 2015 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities? Then please consider going standby.
We always have unclaimed tickets the night of the event. Yes, unclaimed tickets. And we give them away on a first come, first serve basis.
COME DOWN starting at 5:30 p.m. to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts the night of the performance, Monday April 6. (Don’t forget, that’s the Monday AFTER Easter Sunday)
WAIT in the standby line in front of the Concert Hall. (That’s right, you’ll be waiting inside. Plus, if you get hungry, the Kennedy Center does have food for purchase.)
STARTING at 7:20 p.m., we will give out unclaimed tickets to everyone in the standby line. (In years past we have had up to 500 unclaimed tickets.)
PERFORMANCE is at 7:30 p.m.
Hope to see you on Monday April 6!
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Anna Deavere Smith, actress, playwright, professor, and 2012 National Humanities Medal winner, will deliver the 2015 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the lecture is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.
Smith will present the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities on Monday*, April 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In her lecture, "On the Road: A Search for American Character," Smith will discuss and perform excerpts from her ongoing documentary theater project, begun in the early 1980s, of transforming the words of ordinary people into dramatic monologue.
Watch a video of Anna Deavere Smith speaking with NEH Chairman William Adams about the Jefferson Lecture.
Follow the conversation about the NEH Jefferson Lecture on social media at @NEHgov with the hashtag #jefflec15