Smith is an actor, a teacher, and the creator of an acclaimed series of one-woman plays based on her interviews with diverse voices from communities in crisis. She has won two Obie Awards, two Tony Award nominations for her play Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In addition, she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play Fires in the Mirror. As an actress, she starred opposite Sheen on the NBC-TV series The West Wing, and has appeared in such films as Philadelphia and Rent.
Tickets to the benefit are $115 in advance and $125 at the door. The ticket price includes the performance, a post-show reception, and a gift bag with a copy of the book. For tickets and information, call 212-682-0265 or visit www.wetweb.org.