August Wilson was one of the greatest American playwrights, equal in literary accomplishment to O’Neill and Williams. Yet, his plays –and his life and legacy – are rarely taught in schools.
Join us on Saturday, October 4th, from 10am – 3pm, for a workshop on teaching August Wilson. Led by Dr. Sandra Shannon, author of “The Dramatic Vision of August Wilson,” and consultant on the soon-to-be-released documentary, August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, the workshop will explore Wilson’s language and literature and offer techniques for incorporating these fantastic plays into your curricula.
This workshop will allow teachers to take advantage of the August Wilson Citywide Celebration in Spring 2015 in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of his death. Anchored by our production of Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith, the Goodman is partnering with seven other theater companies in the city to produce readings of all nine other Century Cycle plays; partner theatres include Congo Square, Fleetwood Jordain, ETA, BET, Court, Pegasus Players, and MPAACT. In addition, there will be discussions and symposia on August’s life and work.
RSVP at www.goodmantheatre.org/teachAW