‘Giving Voice’ Keeps Wilson’s Memory Alive

By Michael Downing

August Wilson Monologue Competition, Los Angeles, USA - 11 Mar 2019
Daniel Velez, Mylah Eaton, and Dejean Deterville, winners, Los Angeles August Wilson Monologue Competition

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An article written by Tambay Obenson of IndieWire covers the upcoming release of the Giving Voice documentary, which follows the lives of six students who participate in the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition.

“Participating students perform a two- to three-minute monologue from any of the plays in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, in front of a panel of judges, comprised of local theater professionals.”

The link to the article is here.

‘Giving Voice’ Focuses on August Wilson Monologue Competition

By Michael Downing

According to an article written by Dominic Patten of Deadline.com,

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2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition | Huntington Theatre

Giving Voice, a film that “focuses on six young actors as they aim to beat thousands of high school students from across the nation to win the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition in New York City, makes its debut on January 26, 2020 at Park City’s Egyptian Theater (Utah).

Patten: “Wilson was the author of the Tony Award and Pulitzer winning Fences and nine other works in what is known as his Pittsburgh Cycle.”

Link to article

August Wilson Journal Seeking New Editor

August Wilson Journal

Request for Proposals: Editor-in-Chief and Host Institution for August Wilson Journal

The August Wilson Journal is soliciting proposals for the editorship of the August Wilson Journal for a three-year renewable commitment.  The first issue for the new editor will be June 2021, but the appointed editor should be available to work with the current editor in 2020.

The new editor should have thorough knowledge of August Wilson and (preferably) be a tenured faculty member who is conversant with the world of academic publishing.  A successful proposal must demonstrate both the prospective editor’s credentials and the host institution’s support for publishing the journal.  Contact current editor Dr. Michael Downing (downing@kutztown.edu) for more information.