The Greene Space: Events for September 2013

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Watch Live: August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

7:00 PM

Watch a live video webcast of our sold-out reading, directed by Phylicia Rashad and featuring S. Epatha Merkerson, Taraji P. Henson, Jason Dirden, Raynor Scheine and more. Part of our historic 10-play recording series, August Wilson's American Century Cycle

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August Wilson's Women

Thursday, September 5, 2013

7:00 PM

Male characters may be the central drivers of playwright August Wilson's narratives, but women are often the theatrical backbone. Join us for a discussion with Seret Scott actor, playwright and director; actor Ebony Jo-Ann; actor/director Michele Shay; and actor Roslyn Coleman

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Music and Dance

Friday, September 6, 2013

7:00 PM

From Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom to Fences to Seven Guitars, August Wilson’s work is built on musicality and movement, both literally and poetically. Join host Terrance McKnight for an exploration of the polyrhythmic framework of these two performance aesthetics with our panel of guests.

 

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Watch Live: August Wilson's
The Piano Lesson

Monday, September 9, 2013

7:00 PM

Watch a live video webcast of "The Piano Lesson" directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The reading is part of The Greene Space's historic series, making the first-ever recording of all 10 plays in August Wilson's American Century Cycle. 

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Watch Live: August Wilson's
Two Trains Running

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

7:00 PM

Watch a live video webcast of our sold-out reading, directed by Michele Shay and featuring Keith Randolph Smith, Ron Cephas Jones, James A. Williams, Owiso Odera, Anthony Chisholm, Harvy Blanks and Tracie Thoms. Part of our historic 10-play recording series, August Wilson's American Century Cycle.

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Watch Live: August Wilson's
Seven Guitars

Friday, September 13, 2013

7:00 PM

Watch a live video webcast of our sold-out reading. Stephen McKinley Henderson directs and performs. Also featuring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Brenda Pressley, Aunjanue Ellis, Lou Ferguson, Jerome Preston Bates and Cassandra Freeman. Part of our historic 10-play recording series, August Wilson's American Century Cycle.

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Watch Live: August Wilson's
Jitney

Monday, September 16, 2013

7:00 PM

Watch a live webcast of the sold-out reading. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring Anthony Chisholm, Amari Cheatom, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Barry Shabaka Henley, Harvy Blanks, Ray Anthony Thomas, Roscoe Ormon, J. Bernard Calloway and Joaquina Kalukango. Part of our historic 10-play recording series, August Wilson's American Century Cycle.

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Bringing Black Works to Broadway

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

7:00 PM

Of the roughly 33 plays and musicals to open in the 2011-2012 Broadway season, only five featured prominent African-American characters, actors or storylines. Join WQXR's Elliott Forrest in a thought-provoking discussion about the challenges and triumphs of bringing Black works to Broadway.

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Religion, Spirituality and Africa

Thursday, September 19, 2013

7:00 PM

Spirituality, like music, has been integral to African-American life since the first African was brought to America in 1619. This discussion will examine how playwright August Wilson uses his characters in his American Century Cycle to demonstrate the empowerment that comes from embracing one’s identity and the ancestors who came before. 

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Watch Live: August Wilson's
King Hedley II

Saturday, September 21, 2013

7:00 PM

Watch a live webcast of the sold-out reading directed by Michele Shay and featuring Russell Hornsby, Leslie Uggams, Kevin Carroll, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Marsha Stephanie Blake and Arthur French. Part of our historic 10-play recording series, August Wilson's American Century Cycle.

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Matinee: August Wilson's
King Hedley II

Saturday, September 21, 2013

12:00 PM

August Wilson's celebrated 10-play cycle captures 100 years of African American life during each decade of the 20th century. Join us for an historic series in The Greene Space as an extraordinary cast of actors and directors — many who worked directly with Wilson — gather to make the first-ever recording of all ten plays in August Wilson's American Century Cycle

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August Wilson's
Gem of the Ocean

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

7:00 PM

Watch a live video webcast of the sold-out reading, directed by Kenny Leon and featuring Phylicia Rashad, Eugene Lee, Chadwick Boseman, Raynor Scheine, Anthony Chisholm, Joniece Abbott-Pratt and Keith Randolph Smith. Part of The Greene Space's 10-play recording series, August Wilson's American Century Cycle

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Reminiscences

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

7:00 PM

Join Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Stephen McKinley Henderson, Artistic Directors of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, as well as others in a fun, dynamic and heartwarming look back at their time with the playwright, both on and off the stage, hosted by writer and performer Carl Hancock Rux.

 

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Matinee: August Wilson's
Radio Golf

Saturday, September 28, 2013

12:00 PM

August Wilson's celebrated 10-play cycle captures 100 years of African American life during each decade of the 20th century. Join us for an historic series in The Greene Space as an extraordinary cast of actors and directors — many who worked directly with Wilson — gather to make the first-ever recording of all ten plays in August Wilson's American Century Cycle

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August Wilson's
Radio Golf

Saturday, September 28, 2013

7:00 PM

Watch a live video webcast of the sold-out reading — the last installment in August Wilson's 10-play American Century Cycle. Directed by Marion McClinton and featuring Rocky Carroll, Anthony Chisholm, Eisa Davis, Eugene Lee and James A. Williams.