"Actors Talk August" presented by August Wilson HouseMonday, January 18, 2021 @ 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (60 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.
Stephen McKinley Henderson is perhaps best known for playing Bono opposite Denzel Washington’s Troy in the Fences movie. Stephen is a leading Wilsonian Soldier with three roles on Broadway, three more off-Broadway and four more regional theater roles. He’s won Best Actor Obie and a wealth of TV and film credits including Lincoln’s valet in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. His depth as a teacher shows in his recurring commentary in the new Netflix documentary, Giving Voice, about the August Wilson Monologue Competition.
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.