Patti Hartigan’s excellent new biography gives us a rich portrait of the playwright’s life and art, and a measure of his significance.
Both with his Tectonic collaborators and on his own, the playwright-director has always explored the architecture of theatre and its potential social impact.
Known as one of the great ‘Wilson warriors’ for roles in all but 2 of August Wilson’s plays, the actor looks back on highlights from his rich and diverse career and looks ahead to another turn on Broadway.
In a free-ranging retrospective interview, the Tony-winning choreographer of ‘The Wiz’ talks about his influences, his work with pop stars, his time with Alvin Ailey, and the love of his life.
The pioneering co-founder of Negro Ensemble Company looks back on an acting and producing career that was never just about himself.
Hailing from an accomplished Chicago family, she started in journalism, then went on to break barriers as an actor, playwright, and director.
The experimental theatremaker and scholar looks back at the Civil Rights era, the Free Southern Theater, and the time he directed August Wilson in Johannesburg.
In her successful soap writing career, she used new-play development skills she honed at the O’Neill and New York Theatre Workshop, among others.
The composer/lyricist/librettist/actor broke ground in theatre, music, and TV, and still had more to say.
She’s been a yoga teacher for the past half century, but in the 1960s she was a busy triple threat in New York.