10 October 2016

Celebrating August Wilson - Airs Oct 12th

Jitney: A Conversation with Lou Bellamy and T. Mychael Rambo by Will Wright
Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul is one of America's best known African-American playhouses. This month, "Jitney"  -- a play by the great August Wilson -- returns to the Penumbra stage. In this conversation with KFAI's Will Wright, director Lou Bellamy and actor T. Mychael Rambo discuss this American classic, which follows the lives of car service drivers and their struggle to make a living.

Filmmaker Sam Pollard on August Wilson from NEA's Art Works
Emmy and Peabody Award winning Director Sam Pollard discusses his documentary "August Wilson: The Ground on which I Stand" with Josephine Reed. The film explores the life and legacy of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright  August Wilson -- the man some call America's Shakespeare -- from his roots as a Pittsburgh activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway.

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