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"Actors Talk August" presented by August Wilson House

Monday, April 5, 2021 @ 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Register Here! 2021-04-05 8:15 PM 2021-04-05 9:30 PM America/New_York "Actors Talk August" presented by August Wilson House 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (75 minute run-time)

*please note 8:15 pm start time*

August Wilson House celebrates America’s greatest playwright with a new web series of substantial insider interviews called “Actors Talk August,” streaming on the first and third Monday of each month.

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 came to know him well. The aim 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.

Yvette Ganier has been in four—or five? — August Wilson plays, two of them world premieres, in multiple productions from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, Seattle to New York, St. Louis to London. That’s a good number, since there are few women’s roles available (22 female roles compared to 55 male), and she still has the great older women ahead of her. The interview brims over with her love of August’s work.

Each previous edition can be viewed via the links below:

1) Oct. 19 ATA Featuring Eugene Lee and Wali Jamal 

2) Nov. 2 ATA Featuring  Montae Russell

3) Nov. 16 ATA Featuring Mark Clayton Southers 

4) Dec. 7 ATA Featuring Ruben Santiago-Hudson

5) Jan. 4 ATA Featuring Eileen J Morris

6) Jan 18 ATA Featuring Stephen McKinley Henderson

7) Feb 1 ATA Featuring Phylicia Rashad

8) Feb 15 ATA Featuring Todd Kreidler 

9) Mar 1 ATA Featuring Leland Gantt

10) Mar 15 ATA Featuring Derrick Sanders

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. 

Event Details

April 5, 2021 @ 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
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