"Actors Talk August" presented by August Wilson HouseMonday, September 13, 2021 @ 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (70 minute run-time) *please note 8:15 pm start time*
August Wilson House returns from summer vacation to celebrate America’s greatest playwright with its substantial insider interviews, streaming on the first and third Monday of each month. (September dates differ because of Labor Day.)
Featured are leading August Wilson actors and directors, national and regional, interviewed by Chris Rawson, veteran Pittsburgh Post-Gazette theater critic who chronicled Wilson’s career and became a friend. The goal is to capture the memories, anecdotes and insights of those who know Wilson’s epic American Century Cycle from the inside and helped to bring it to life.
Jack Viertel helped produce six of Wilson’s major New York productions. As a leading force in Jujamcyn Theaters, he worked with Wilson on Broadway, at the O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut, and at other cities in between. But what does a producer really do? It’s a lively interview to start the Fall.
Each previous edition can be viewed via the links below:
August Wilson House (AWH) is Wilson’s Hill District childhood home at 1727 Bedford Ave. It is being restored as an arts center that will promote his artistic and cultural legacy while nurturing the artists of the future. Although the restoration won’t be finished until 2022, AWH is already sponsoring a wide range of programs including the annual Hill District Block Party/Community Festival, backyard productions in collaboration with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, AWH Fellowships in collaboration with Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh, August in the Schools (debuting this fall), several oral history projects and other programs centering community engagement.