Interviewed Anna Deavere Smith yesterday in between the matinee and evening performance of her one-woman show at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
After the interview, I saw her enlightening show then proceeded backstage to try again. I thought she might have a change of heart once she was finished with her performance. When I saw Anna, I congratulated her and asked again to have a picture taken together. She still refused, I didn’t insist, but she felt the need to stick the stage manager on me, who was polite about it.