Poetry by two giants of the Black Arts Movement infuses ‘UniSon’ and ‘GIRL Shakes Loose.’
The company will present two world premieres, four musicals, and partner with three theatres.
From future presidents seeking light entertainment to the founding of the Penumbra Theatre, this is the kind of September to remember.
In this special edition of Offscript, we have a 10-minute audio recording of August Wilson delivering his seminal speech, ‘The Ground on Which I Stand,’ followed by a discussion among leaders of two black theatres, Penumbra’s Lou Bellamy and National Black Theatre’s Jonathan McCrory.
A range of voices considers the impact and the lasting legacy—and a few lacunae—of August Wilson’s seminal speech.
Artists and scholars gathered this week to hear and reconsider August Wilson’s famous TCG speech about race and theatre.
Leadership transitions at Mu Performing Arts, Penumbra Theatre, and the Guthrie Theater raise questions as well as expectations for the future.
Conference attendees listened to one of America’s great listeners, StoryCorps’ Dave Isay, as he shared both how he captures people’s lives on tape—and why it’s worth doing.
The co-artistic director of Penumbra Theatre Company was one of 23 regional leaders awarded the $100,000 fellowship.
Director Chuck Smith curates an August Wilson Celebration, with readings of all 10 of the Century Cycle plays and little-heard Wilson poetry.