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Actors, and those who are interested in the nature of the craft, should appreciate this.  Details via press release from HBO, which is followed by a preview of the documentary: "Anna Deavere Smith: A Youngarts Masterclass," The Latest Edition Of The Emmy(R)-Nominated HBO Family Documentary Show, Debuts Feb. 17 Each year, thousands of high school students apply to the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), hoping for a chance to be mentored by some of the world's greatest artists. In Anna Deavere Smith: A Youngarts Masterclass, the latest edition of the two-time Emmy(R)-nominated show, the acclaimed actress and playwright challenges six young actors to use their life experiences and talents to create an original theater piece to be performed in San Francisco. Emphasizing the importance of mentorship in the arts, this behind-the-scenes look at the creative process debuts Monday, Feb. 17 (7:30-8:00 p.m. Et/Pt), exclusively on HBO. »

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