Between 2 Chairs
photos by Lenora (Wright) Riley '08
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"Playing my father is the most difficult," Smith says, when asked to describe the challenges of writing and acting in such a personally revealing one-woman play. " I feel caught between presenting him as authentically as possible and transposing him for the particular requirements of the stage. . . with my father I am constantly critiquing whether or not I am being true to his nature and spirit. It’s an enormous responsibility to remember—on stage—who my father was ."