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Pitt publishes open-access August Wilson Journal

Christopher Rawson (left) wrote two articles in the first volume of the Pitt-published journal devoted to playwright August Wilson (right).

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

When Pitt published the first volume of the first scholarly journal on famed Pittsburgh playwright August Wilson in June, the creators felt it was important that the journal be free for anyone to access.

‘Fences’ finds fresh audience at staged reading

Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

March 16, 2016

The title of August Wilson’s “Fences” might sound like a dividing play, but Wednesday afternoon it united an auditorium full of people. Visiting anthropology professor Philip Kao’s Intro to Cultural Anthropology class hosted a two-day “Fences” excerpt reading, which drew about 70 students an...

“So many parallels with my own journey”

By Photo credit to Josh Lamkin Photography

March 5, 2015

Eugene Lee stands in for August Wilson in "How I Learned."

Wilson’s one-man-show makes its Pittsburgh debut

Wilson's one-man-show makes its Pittsburgh debut

By Danah Bialoruski / Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

It’s taken 12 years, but August Wilson’s  first one-man show, “How I Learned What I Learned,” will finally run in the same city where the story takes place.“How I Learned What I Learned” is one of Wilson’s final plays, which originally debuted in Seattle in 2003. Wilson, one of America...

MLK Project honors August Wilson, strives to ‘break the cycle’

MLK Project honors August Wilson, strives to 'break the cycle'

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

August 26, 2014

The vibrant painted leaves on the exterior of  the Mad Mex in Oakland demand your full attention, but they don’t reveal the scope of the project that brought them to life.Oakland’s newest mural — designed by Lucas Stock — is a part of Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project’s (MLK...

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