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Actors Talk August Presented by August Wilson House: Rico Parker

November 7, 2022 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm EST

This is a virtual-only program via City of Asylum @ Home

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.


Rico Parker has strong spiritual ties to the work of August Wilson. He has acted in only three of the plays, but in “King Hedley II,” he played one of the most difficult, complex lead roles in unusually difficult circumstances. Hear his thoughtful responses to the personal connections that make such work possible.

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 7 ATA Featuring Mark Clayton Southers(2)

25)Feb 21 ATA Featuring Jerome Preston Bates

26) Mar 7 ATA Featuring Ekundayo Bandele

27) Mar 21 ATA Featuring Chuck Smith

28) Apr 4 ATA Featuring Ron OJ Parson

29) Apr 18 ATA Featuring Kim Staunton

30) May 2 ATA Featuring Charles Dumas

31) June 20 ATA Featuring Brenden Peifer and Melessie Clark

32) August 22 Featuring Jonathan Berry and Chuck Timbers

33) October 3 Featuring Russell Hornsby

August Wilson House (AWH) is Wilson’s Hill District childhood home at 1727 Bedford Ave. Restored as an arts center, it promotes his artistic and cultural legacy while nurturing the artists of the future. AWH sponsors a wide range of programs including the annual Hill District Block Party/Community Festival, backyard productions in collaboration with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, Writing Workshops starting in late 2022, AWH Fellowships in collaboration with Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh, August in the Schools, several oral history projects, monthly Reading Roundtables and other programs centering on community engagement.

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November 7, 2022
8:15 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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