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August Wilson Talk Series: The Women of the Century Cycle

August Wilson Talk Series: August Wilson's Women

Monday May 20 2024 • 11:52pm - 11:52pm ET

The male characters may often be the central drivers of the narratives in August Wilson’s work, but it’s the women who are considered the theatrical backbone.

Journalist Charisse Jones led a 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.


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