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"Seven Guitars," Artists Rep: A city full of August Wilson. Photo: Owen Carey

"Seven Guitars," Artists Rep: A city full of August Wilson. Photo: Owen Carey

The Penumbra Theatre was founded in 1976 by Artistic Director Lou Bellamy to create a forum for African-American voices in the Twin Cities' well-respected theater community. Among playwrights, it launched the career of the late August Wilson.

The Penumbra Theatre was founded in 1976 by Artistic Director Lou Bellamy to create a forum for African-American voices in the Twin Cities' well-respected theater community. Among playwrights, it launched the career of the late August Wilson.

Twelve August Wilson plays were performed at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Directed by Israel Hicks. Denzel Washington aims to bring all twelve plays to the screen, beginning with Fences.

Twelve August Wilson plays were performed at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Directed by Israel Hicks. Denzel Washington aims to bring all twelve plays to the screen, beginning with Fences.

#DenzelWashington to Direct Pulitzer prize-winning #playwright #AugustWilson Play for #HBO in Broad Deal  | During a Q&A event at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Washington told the audience he will produce nine August Wilson plays for the HBO Network. | @THRmag   | hollywoodreporter.com

#DenzelWashington to Direct Pulitzer prize-winning #playwright #AugustWilson Play for #HBO in Broad Deal | During a Q&A event at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Washington told the audience he will produce nine August Wilson plays for the HBO Network. | @THRmag | hollywoodreporter.com

#AugustWilson#BlackTheater#Playwrite: Theater: April 18 symposium to commemorate August Wilson’s seminal speech on race and diversity in theater | BDBB: The Black Dance and Broadway Blog

Theater: April 18 symposium to commemorate August Wilson’s seminal speech on race and diversity in theater

#AugustWilson#BlackTheater#Playwrite: Theater: April 18 symposium to commemorate August Wilson’s seminal speech on race and diversity in theater | BDBB: The Black Dance and Broadway Blog

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”  ― August Wilson Goodreads Quote of the Day April 27, 2014

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” ― August Wilson Goodreads Quote of the Day April 27, 2014

From Allah to Broadway. August Wilson’s roots in the Nation of Islam - "In a 1991 interview with Sandra Shannon, he said that he still respected all of the teachings, that he thought “Elijah Muhammad is one of the most important black men that ever lived in America.”

From Allah to Broadway. August Wilson’s roots in the Nation of Islam - "In a 1991 interview with Sandra Shannon, he said that he still respected all of the teachings, that he thought “Elijah Muhammad is one of the most important black men that ever lived in America.”

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