FULL VIDEO | The Women of August Wilson's Century Cycle
Friday, September 06, 2013
The male characters may often be the central drivers of the narratives in August Wilson's American Century Cycle, but it's the women who are considered the theatrical backbone.
Journalist Charisse Jones led a dynamic conversation on the women at the center of the cycle — Aunt Ester in Gem of the Ocean, Rose in Fences, Berniece in The Piano Lesson and Risa in Two Trains Running. She was joined by Seret Scott, award-winning actor, playwright and director of numerous August Wilson productions; actor Ebony Jo-Ann, who played the title role in The Greene Space's reading of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; Michele Shay, director in the August Wilson series; and actor Roslyn Coleman, who appeared in our reading of Joe Turner's Come and Gone.
Watch on-demand video of the conversation below: