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August Wilson's Women

Thursday, September 5, 2013

7:00 PM

While male characters are often the central drivers of the narrative in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, the women are often the theatrical backbone.

Join us for a dynamic conversation as we discuss 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. Featuring Seret Scott, award-winning actor, playwright and director of numerous August Wilson productions; actor Ebony Jo-Ann, who starred in our reading as Ma Rainey; Michele Shay, director in the August Wilson series; and actor Roslyn Coleman, who appeared in our reading of Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Journalist Charisse Jones will host.

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* Learn more here about our historic recording project, August Wilson's American Century Cycle and accompanying Talk Series

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Charisse Jones