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2022 Preston Robert Tisch Award - Anna Deavere Smith
The Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership is awarded each year to an individual who has had a positive impact on their community, who embodies the broad Aspen Institute ideal of values-based leadership, and who has exemplified this ideal in innovative ways that can serve as models for other leaders. We invite you to join us this year as we honor acclaimed and innovative playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith.

This 75-minute livestreamed program includes the presentation of the award and a discussion on Anna's leadership and innovation in the arts, moderated by Kate Levin.

Dec 5, 2022 06:15 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Anna Deavere Smith
Playwright and Actress
Anna Deavere Smith is a playwright and actress, credited with creating a new form of theater. Her plays, which focus on contemporary issues from multiple points of view, are composed of excerpts of hundreds of interviews. She’s the recipient of the the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal, a MacArthur Fellowship, several Obie awards, a Drama Desk award, the George Polk Career Award in Journalism, and was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize and nominated for two Tony Awards.
Kate D. Levin
Principal and Head @Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Program
Kate Levin is a principal of and leads the cultural assets management team at Bloomberg Associates, a philanthropic consulting firm working with mayors to improve their citizens’ quality of life, with clients including Atlanta, Chicago, London, and Newark. She also oversees Bloomberg Philanthropies’ arts program, supporting artists and organizations nationally and internationally. From 2002 to 2013, Levin was commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, where she increased support for cultural organizations and expanded creative-sector participation in economic development, tourism, human services, and education initiatives.