Video: Behind August Wilson's American Century Cycle

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Our historic series, August Wilson's American Century Cycle, marks the first time an organization has been granted rights to record all 10 of the playwright's works chronicling African American life in the 20th century. Hear from some of the longtime Wilson collaborators and interpreters who'll join us on this project.  

Below, the series' Artistic Director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson talks about preserving Wilson's legacy; Associate Director Stephen McKinley Henderson describes Wilson's cultural achievement; director Michele Shay talks about the power of hearing all 10 of Wilson's plays together; and director Phylicia Rashad describes how sound and speech play important roles in Wilson's works.

 

 

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Esmeralda Simmons from Brooklyn NY

Do the most important things first -- Give us the best, first! Thank you for presenting August Wilson's gift to us as an entirety. The best!Yes, it is coded, masterful, humane. It's a riff, a collage, the story of a family and the power of African spirituality.

Aug. 28 2013 01:32 PM
Esmeralda Simmons from Brooklyn NY

Do the most important things first -- Give us the best, first! Thank you for presenting August Wilson's gift to us as an entirety. The best!Yes, it is coded, masterful, humane. It's a riff, a collage, the story of a family and the power of African spirituality.

Aug. 28 2013 01:31 PM
Esmeralda Simmons from Brooklyn NY

Do the most important things first -- Give us the best, first! Thank you for presenting August Wilson's gift to us as an entirety. The best!Yes, it is coded, masterful, humane. It's a riff, a collage, the story of a family and the power of African spirituality.

Aug. 28 2013 01:31 PM
Esmeralda Simmons from Brooklyn NY

Do the most important things first -- Give us the best, first! Thank you for presenting August Wilson's gift to us as an entirety. The best!Yes, it is coded, masterful, humane. It's a riff, a collage, the story of a family and the power of African spirituality.

Aug. 28 2013 01:31 PM

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