Amidst a moment of vibrant reimaginings 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. Producer Kamilah Forbes, playwright Chisa Hutchinson, writer, actor, recording artist Carl Hancock Rux, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Director of August Wilson’s Jitney currently on Broadway, will participate in a conversation moderated by Professor and Director of the August Wilson Society, Dr. Sandra G. Shannon.
The Schomburg Center is closed during the day for NYPL-wide observance of President's Day. The Center will open its doors at 5:00 pm for Theater Talks: August Wilson Effect.
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