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Life and Love in 1970s Pittsburgh

By Kamila Daurenova, Contributing Writer

With “Fences” nominated for multiple academy awards and “Jitney” on Broadway, the legendary two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson is making a welcome comeback to American stage and screen. 519 more words


January 2017: The First Two Weeks of a New Year

We are halfway through January on this beautiful weekend day. How have you guys been experiencing the brand-new year of 2017 so far?

I am off tomorrow thanks to Martin Luther King Day (a floating holiday in the US). 582 more words


Chat with MTC Producer Ron Simons on August Wison's JITNEY

August Wilson is HOT!!!  Fences is scorching the box office, tongues wagging with rave reviews for its stars  Emmy/Golden Globe winner Viola Davis and 2- time Oscar winner Denzel Washington.   392 more words


News of the Week, January 1 to January 7

Oregon Spectator, January 7, 1847

CORRECTION – In our last number in summary of “Legislative Doings,” “An act for the erection a jail,” presented by Mr. 3,194 more words

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The Backstage Baker is back on Broadway with August Wilson’s Jitney! Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, it’s part of Wilson’s Pittsburgh/Century Cycle of plays (two of which won the Pulitzer Prize) and is the only one never produced on Broadway.   494 more words


My Interview with the Broadway Cast of "Jitney"

Though playwright August Wilson is no longer alive, his presence is still very much with us. In fact, he’s still making history even after his death. 65 more words

Performing Arts

'Jitney' captures the Black experience

By: Taylor Zachary ~Staff Writer~

Five Black men held back tears, centering themselves around a question all too familiar to the Black-American experience: what now? 464 more words

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