In conjunction with "Fences," the opening production in its 2009-2010 Season of American Stories, the Huntington Theatre Company is partnering with Roxbury Community College to present "August Wilson’s Legacy," a celebration of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright’s work.
To be held September 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the College's Media Arts Building, the event will center on a discussion between acclaimed Wilson director Kenny Leon and a diverse panel of local artists. Karen Holmes Ward, WCVB-TV’s Director of Public Affairs and Community Services and host and executive producer of "CityLine" (the station’s weekly urban news and feature magazine), will host the event, which will also include a performance of Wilson’s work and a sneak peek at "Fences."
The event is free and open to the public. While no tickets
are required, reservations may be secured at huntingtontheatre.org/WilsonEventRSVP.
Roxbury Community College's Media Arts Building is located at 1234 Columbus
Avenue in Boston.
• Kenny Leon: director of the Huntington’s production of "Fences" and Lydia R. Diamond’s "Stick Fly" (February-March 2010), as well as Wilson’s "Gem of the Ocean," and "Radio Golf" for the Huntington and on Broadway; artistic director of The Kennedy Center’s August Wilson’s 20th Century; and founding artistic director of True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, GA.
• Lydia R. Diamond, Huntington Playwriting Fellow and author of "Stick Fly," a portrait of a complex African-American family that takes place on Martha’s Vineyard (playing at the Huntington in February-March 2010), as well as "The Bluest Eye" and "Voyeurs de Venus."
• Kirsten Greenidge, Huntington Playwriting Fellow and author of "The Luck of the Irish," "The Curious Walk of the Salamander," "Bossa Nova," and "103 Within The Veil."
• Summer L. Williams, director of the Elliot Norton and Independent Reviewers of New England-winning production of Diamond’s "The Bluest Eye," "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot," "Spell #7," and "Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train" (Norton Award for Best Fringe Production) for Boston’s Company One.
• Diego Arciniegas, artistic director of Boston’s Publick Theatre and director of "Humble Boy," "The Seagull," "Much Ado About Nothing," and "Hamlet," as well as Melinda Lopez’s upcoming "From Orchids to Octopi" at Underground Railway Theatre.
• Melinda Lopez, Huntington
Playwriting Fellow and author of "From Orchids to
Octopi" (upcoming at Underground Railway Theatre), "Caroline
in Jersey," "Sonia Flew," and "Gary."
-- OnStage Boston
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