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Staged Rhythms: The Musicality of August Wilson

Date:January 29, 2007 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:columbia University
Morningside Campus
Earl Hall, Auditorium
2980 Broadway at 117th Street
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Natalie Clarke by sending email to .

 Staged Rhythms: The Musicality of August Wilson

 Monday, January 29th, 2007
Program promptly begins at 6:30pm

Columbia University
The Earl Hall Center Auditorium
2980 Broadway at 117th Street - New York, NY 10027

Columbia University 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.

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 performing Wilson's 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 discussion.

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   or call 212-244-PLAY for ticket information.

Please RSVP to Natalie Clarke at 718.703.2260 or

The event is free and open to the public.


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