Staged Rhythms: The
Musicality of August Wilson
Monday, January 29th,
Program promptly begins at
2980 Broadway at 117th
Street - New
York, NY 10027
in association with Signature Theatre Company is pleased to invite you to be
our special guest for the program, Staged Rhythms: The Musicality of
August Wilson, 1989 Pulitzer Prize
winner, was a major contributor to the world of theatre in his 41 years a
professor, scriptwriter, director, poet and playwright. His literary legacy
consists of ten plays, each set in a different decade, depicting the African
American experience in the 20th century.
Columbia University and Barnard scholars Robert O'Meally, Martin Puchner and Shawn-Marie
Garrett will gather to highlight and explore the musical elements
contained within many of August Wilson's works. Additionally, Ruben
Santiago-Hudson and Kevin Carroll will share their experiences directing and
works during Signature Theatre Company's season long celebration of his plays,
and on and off Broadway. Special excerpts from August Wilson's works will be performed during the
Founded in 1991, Signature Theatre
Company has championed season - long explorations of a single living
playwright's body of work. The 2006-2007 August Wilson Series pays tribute to
the late playwright by featuring three works from his renowned cycle of plays
that explores the experience of African-Americans during each decade of the
twentieth century. The series at Signature began July 31, 2006 with Seven
Guitars, set in the 1940s, followed by Two Trains Running (1960s)
and King Hedley II (1980s). Please visit www.signaturetheatre.org
or call 212-244-PLAY for ticket information.
RSVP to Natalie Clarke at 718.703.2260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is free and open to the public.