Today’s quote from August Wilson, whose plays centered the experiences of African Americans in the 20th century, deals with the contrasts and contradictions of life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Tulane University professor John “Ray” Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his contribution to African American theatre and his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ending our August Wilson series with PART 2 joined by honored guest, Rafeal Clements, who saw Fences on Broadway first hand with James Earl Jones and Mary Alice.On PART 2 we cover: FENCES THE PIANO LESSON GEM OF THE OCEAN Rankings Dream Roles LA Spotlight SUBSCRIBE. RATE. REVIEW!!SCENE: Gem of the Ocean - performed by Brittney S. Wheeler as Aunt Ester@wheelsofadream1135THEME and Stingers: Ryan Thomas JohnsonOriginal Song: Pamela QuinnIG: @theatre_theater_podTwitter: @the_theatre_podGmail: email@example.com: @theatre_of_the_absurdResources below BLM Donation and Education LinkTree:https://linktr.ee/NationalResourcesListBlack Owned Businesses in LA:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18w-0RBhwBBlXDN9kRV9DVSCAGSCjtHb9K0Pq2YBv18U/htmlview?usp=sharing&pru=AAABcpXptV0*XfoiE2Ay5SJUCEO3tXROGQ&urp=gmail_linkMPJI https://marshap.org/ Petitions https://linktr.ee/petitions_123https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylorhttps://www.change.org/p/adams-county-district-attorney-justice-for-elijah-mcclain-48a81830-f891-4b04-ba28-c2625b916b96 Update Description
Best of - August Wilson and Lloyd Richards: The Voice of Genius
What It Takes
In the past few weeks, the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp honoring playwright August Wilson, and Netflix released a film version of Wilson's celebrated play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." It stars Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman, in his final role. That is why we were inspired to revisit this episode, which originally posted in 2017. It tells the story of two giants of American theater: Wilson, and his longtime collaborator, director Lloyd Richards. Together they brought many award-winning plays to Broadway - not only "Ma Rainey," but also "Fences," "The Piano Lesson" and others. Wilson started out as a poet, but he turned to writing plays to bring stories of African-American life to the stage. It was Lloyd Richards who recognized his talent and helped him shape it. Richards was already an icon in the theater world, for directing "A Raisin in the Sun." In this episode you'll hear him tell the story behind that ground-breaking production, and you'll hear both these theater legends describe how they came to meet and have one of the most successful artistic collaborations in history.
The nerds are honored to have with them for this mini-series an esteemed guest, Rafeal Clements, who was present at Yale Rep during the development of mulitple Wilson plays.RAFEAL CLEMENTS has worked as an actor, teacher, and director since 1985 - performing the works of playwrights as varied as William Shakespeare, Tony Kushner, Caryl Churchill, Lynn Nottage, Bertolt Brecht, Tennessee Williams, Anton Chekov, Kia Cothron, Romulus Linney, Timberlake Wertenbaker, and Michael Henry Brown. Rafeal has performed regionally with Houston's Alley Theater, Yale Repertory Theater, Hartford Stage Company, Indiana Repertory Theater, Portland Stage Company, Berkshire Theater Festival, Playmakers Repertory Company, The Clarence Brown Company, Playhouse on the Green, and the Carpetbag Theater. New York Theater credits include stints with the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, New Federal Theater, Target Margin, Circle Rep Company, HERE, Prospect Theater Company, The Hotel Savant, Ensemble Studio Theater East, and The Lark Play Development Center. Los Angeles Theater includes time with Sacred Fools, Company of Angels, City Garage, and Independent Shakespeare Company. Film and TV credits include roles on “Law and Order”, "As the World Turns”, “Another World”, “New York News”, “Bandwagon”, “Fireflies”, and “The Heartland Series.” . Rafeal has taught acting, scene study, voice, and speech on the high-school level and in acting schools. He currently has spent the past 15 years working with a public charity that provides healthcare to low-income communities in Los Angeles. Rafeal is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Yale School of Drama.On PART 1 we cover: Introduce Rafeal Clements Context MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOMFilm vs Play SUBSCRIBE. RATE. REVIEW!!SCENE: The Piano Lesson - performed by Rafeal Clements as Boy WillieTHEME and Stingers: Ryan Thomas JohnsonOriginal Song: Pamela QuinnIG: @theatre_theater_podTwitter: @the_theatre_podGmail: firstname.lastname@example.org: @theatre_of_the_absurdResources below BLM Donation and Education LinkTree:https://linktr.ee/NationalResourcesListBlack Owned Businesses in LA:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18w-0RBhwBBlXDN9kRV9DVSCAGSCjtHb9K0Pq2YBv18U/htmlview?usp=sharing&pru=AAABcpXptV0*XfoiE2Ay5SJUCEO3tXROGQ&urp=gmail_linkMPJI https://marshap.org/ Petitions https://linktr.ee/petitions_123https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylorhttps://www.change.org/p/adams-county-district-attorney-justice-for-elijah-mcclain-48a81830-f891-4b04-ba28-c2625b916b96 Update Description
EP 60: Awakening and the Medicine of our Breath with Christopher August Wilson
Follow Your Path Podcast
Today's Guest on the show is Christopher August Wilson, “The Breath Alchemist” Christopher is a certified Breathwork facilitator, herbalist, energy worker, leadership consultant, a conscious dad and an awesome human. He was the facilitator at one of the most transformative breath ceremonies I've ever experienced that we recently did on New Year's Eve. For this experience he used the tracks off of his newest Album: The Soulrise Journey. This was specifically designed for the purpose of taking people deep into themselves & harnessing the power of breath. Tuned with Solfeggio Frequencies and hypnotic beats, this 6 track album takes you on a deep journey with each track having a different a theme along with a different breathing sequence. I've used a number of different youtube playlists for breathwork before but this is a professionally done and just very cool that was made with the intention of giving you a full blow experience.Preview The SoulRise Journey Album with a free download of a bonus trackhttps://go.thebreathalchemist.com/For 10% off the full album go to: http://bit.ly/followyourpath10 and use discount code followyourpath10SHOW NOTES-The awakening journey and dark night of the soul-Reinventing yourself outside of the matrix-Breathwork as one of the most powerful medicines we have-Conscious relationships and parenting-Revelation of truths-The beauty of the human experienceConnect with Christopher:Instagram- @thebreathalchemistWebsite: www.christopheraugust.co
Radical Days - 2020 - August Wilson Cultural Center and Frick Pittsburgh
Voice of the Arts
Janis Burley Wilson, President and CEO of the August Wilson Cultural Center, joins Elizabeth Barker, the Executive Director of the Frick Pittsburgh, to talk about their Radical Days events and update us on what is going on at both cultural centers. Also, Shannon Musgrave, Communications Director of The Allegheny Regional Asset District, runs down happenings in the near future. They discuss with Jim Cunningham the August Wilson Center exhibit "Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water" by Dominic Chambers, Lit Fridays, the Youth Writers Camp, the latest exhibit at the Frick, the Virtual Look Inside the Frick with behind the scenes tours and how both institutions are reacting to the social unrest in the world today.
In this episode READ MORE PLAYS hosts Ricardo Frederick Evans, Jennifer Sassaman, and special guest Frank Britton discuss the show Two Trains Running by August Wilson. Music by Kalyn Harewood.Plot Overview:Two Trains Running takes place in Memphis Lee’s diner and shows you what life is like for him and the handful of people who either frequent the diner or work there over the course of a few days in 1969. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates and discussions you can participate in. Support us on Patreon to get bloopers, dramaturgy, and other bonus content. Please like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.Links to items referenced in this episode:1. A full plot summary of the play can be found on the Plot Synopses page of our website: https://www.readmoreplays.com/plot-synopsis 2. The Public Green Space that is located at 1839 Wylie that is open for the public to use and honors the mythic Aunt Ester (and her red door) from the August Wilson Pittsburgh Cycle - https://groundedpgh.org/projects/green-playces-hill-district/ 3. Information about the analytic technique used in this and other episodes can be found in the Text Analysis page of our website: https://www.readmoreplays.com/analysis