August Wilson

Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson & The Cast Of August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ Talk Its Long Awaited Broadway Debut

Aramide Tinubu - December 13, 2016

Set in the late 1970’s in the robust and colorfully textured world that is August Wilson’s Pittsburg, “Jitney” is a profound and compelling story about a group of Black men trying to scratch out a living as unlicensed jitney drivers. Threatened by impending gentrification, personal hardships and fractured relationships, Wilson’s first play is a stunning drama about the depths and complexities of Black masculinity. Though …

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Interview: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Stephen Henderson On Returning To ‘Fences’

Aramide Tinubu - December 6, 2016

Returning to their roles six years after the Tony Award-winning revival of August Wilson’s “Fences” stunned Broadway; Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen Henderson are at long last presenting the sixth play in Wilson “Pittsburg Cycle” to film audiences. The play, which was written in 1983 and first debuted on Broadway in 1987 is one of Wilson’s most beloved and well-known from his Twentieth Century …

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Review: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Honor August Wilson In A Stunning Adaptation Of August Wilson’s ‘Fences’

Aramide Tinubu - December 5, 2016

As a child, like most children I presume, I did not think of my parents as real people. They acted instead as my comforters and my providers, the people I stretched out my hands towards when I needed something. I was nearly out of the house before I considered what they might have given up; what dreams they may have sacrificed or brushed aside in …

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