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Actors Talk August Presented by August Wilson House: Todd Kreidler (2)
December 6, 2021 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm ESTFree
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.
Todd Kreidler (2): This is the second interview for Todd, who worked more intimately with August Wilson than anyone else in his final years and so couldn’t cover everything here nine months ago. We’ll talk about their close work on Gem of the Ocean, Radio Golf and their co-conception of How I Learned What I Learned – August’s one-man autobiographical play. When he performed it in 2003, Todd directed him. His relationship was variously assistant, dramaturg, sounding board, collaborator and very close friend.
Each previous edition can be viewed via the links below:
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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