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Actors Talk August Presented by August Wilson House: Jerome Preston Bates

February 21 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm EST

August Wilson House celebrates America’s greatest playwright with substantial insider interviews, with leading August Wilson actors, directors and artists, national and regional. Hosted and moderated  by Chris Rawson, veteran Pittsburgh Post-Gazette theater critic who chronicled Wilson’s career and became a friend. The goal is to capture the memories, anecdotes and insights of those who know Wilson’s epic American Century Cycle from the inside.

Featuring Jerome Preston Bates

In the 1990s, Jerome Preston Bates played four of the August Wilson young men, including the world premiere of Floyd Barton in Seven Guitars. Two decades later, he played four of the older men, including Becker in Jitney — the father of Booster whom he played 20 years before. It’s a rich Wilsonian legacy, about which he’s happy to talk.

 Each previous edition can be viewed via the links below:

1) Oct. 19 ATA Featuring Eugene Lee and Wali Jamal

2) Nov. 2 ATA Featuring  Montae Russell

3) Nov. 16 ATA Featuring Mark Clayton Southers

4) Dec. 7 ATA Featuring Ruben Santiago-Hudson

5) Jan. 4 ATA Featuring Eileen J Morris

6) Jan 18 ATA Featuring Stephen McKinley Henderson

7) Feb 1 ATA Featuring Phylicia Rashad

8) Feb 15 ATA Featuring Todd Kreidler

9) Mar 1 ATA Featuring Leland Gantt

10) Mar 15 ATA Featuring Derrick Sanders

11) Apr 5 ATA Featuring Yvette Ganier

12) April 19 ATA featuring James Williams

13) May 3 ATA Featuring David Gallo

14) May 17 ATA Featuring Kenny Leon

15) June 7 ATA Featuring Russell Andrews

16)  Sep 13 ATA Featuring Jack Viertel

17) Oct 4 ATA Featuring Narda E. Alçcorn 

18) Oct 18 ATA Featuring Kim Sullivan

19)  NOV 4 ATA Featuring Ron Himes

20) Nov 15 ATA Featuring Timothy Douglas

21) Dec 06 ATA Featuring Todd Kreidler(2)

22) Jan 10 ATA Featuring Sala Udin

23) Jan 24 ATA Featuring George C. White

24) Feb 07 ATA Featuring Jerome Preston Bates (2)

August Wilson House (AWH) is Wilson’s Hill District childhood home at 1727 Bedford Ave. It is being restored as an arts center that will promote his artistic and cultural legacy while nurturing the artists of the future. Although the restoration won’t be finished until 2022, AWH is already sponsoring a wide range of programs including the annual Hill District Block Party/Community Festival, backyard productions in collaboration with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, AWH Fellowships in collaboration with Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh, August in the Schools (debuting this fall), several oral history projects and other programs centering community engagement.

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Date:
February 21
Time:
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm EST

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City of Asylum
Phone:
(412) 435-1110
Email:
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