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August Wilson ([portrait of august wilson])

August Wilson

AUGUST WILSON (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) authored Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. These works explore the heritage and experience of African-Americans, decade-by-decade, over the course of the twentieth century. His plays have been produced at regional theaters across the country and all over the world, as well as on Broadway. In 2003, Mr. Wilson made his professional stage debut in his one-man show, How I Learned What I Learned.

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August Wilson’s 20th Century Part 7 of 7

The panelists’ share their favorite memory of August Wilson.

August Wilson’s 20th Century Part 6 of 7

August Wilson’s 20th Century Part 6 of 7 Members of the panel reveal which of playwright’s characters they would like to play next or the August Wilson play they would like to direct.

August Wilson’s 20th Century Part 5 of 7

The panelists share their process for preparing for an August Wilson production.

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