Join us for a virtual birthday celebration for August Wilson on April 27! To mark what would have been the groundbreaking playwright’s 75th birthday, we’re hosting performances and conversations that honor August Wilson’s life, work, and legacy.
Our lineup includes: Two-time Tony Award-winning actor and director Ruben Santiago Hudson; Dr. Sandra G. Shannon, professor emerita of African American Literature in the Department of English at Howard University and founder of the August Wilson Society; actor, playwright, poet and Pittsburgh native Nathan James; and poet, activist, and executive producer of Black WOMEN Rock! jessica Care moore.
Come listen, come learn, and take part in the Q&A. Deesha Philayw, AWAACC’s curator of literary programs, will moderate the conversations.The event will stream LIVE from the AWAACC Facebook page. #happybirthdayaugust75