Schomburg Center to Host Session on the Importance of August Wilson

schomburg-2017By CoCo Harris

An upcoming August Wilson Theater Talk has been announced by Howard University Professor and Director of the August Wilson Society, Dr. Sandra G. Shannon.  The event is scheduled for Feb. 20 at the Schomburg Center in New York City.

The title of the event is “Theater Talks: August Wilson Effect.”

According to the NY Public Library website, “Amidst a moment of vibrant re-imaginings of August Wilson’s work, both on stage and screen, this conversation will contemplate the meaning of his work and legacy, explore the practice of contemporary practitioners of stage and screen craft, and imagine the future of the trajectory of black storytelling.”

Featured attendees include:

Producer Kamilah Forbes

Playwright Chisa Hutchinson

Writer, actor, recording artist Carl Hancock Rux

Director of August Wilson’s Jitney currently on Broadway, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Moderator Dr. Sandra G. Shannon.

For more details and tickets, please visit this link.

@SchomburgCenter #TheaterTalks



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