August Wilson is an American playwright best known for his unprecedented cycle of 10 plays that chronicle the 20th century African-American experience. Each play is set in a different decade and collectively became known as the Century Cycle. “Put them all together,” Wilson once said, “and you have a history.” *
The Theatre School is pleased to be a part of the city-wide August Wilson Celebration. We will be hosting the panel discussion August Wilson at Yale on Monday, March 23rd, at 7 p.m. on the Fullerton Stage. Reservations are recommended, and can be reserved by phone or email through the TTS Box Office. (773.325.7900 X2; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Constanza Romero, costumer designer and widow of August Wilson, will host a conversation between theater artists and scholars about the remarkable partnership between Wilson, Benjamin Mordecai, and Lloyd Richards of Yale Repertory Theatre. Yale produced over half of the world premieres of Wilson’s “20th Century Cycle” plays. Personal recollections and professional insights explore the nuances of this successful partnership.
Goodman Theatre’s The August Wilson Celebration is an unprecedented citywide exploration of August Wilson’s work including concert readings, panel discussions, special events and a revival of Wilson’s masterpiece, Two Trains Running. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/AugustWilson.
The event is free and open to the public.
*for more information/a brief primer on August Wilson, see a great post by The Greene Space here.