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Actors Talk August Presented by August Wilson House: Sala Udin
January 10 @ 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.
January 10 features Sala Udin
No actor started earlier with August Wilson than Sala Udin, a Hill District friend whom August insisted play the lead of Becker in the 1982 “Jitney!,” the first American Century Cycle play. Sala talks about their time in elementary school and later co-running the Black Horizon Theatre in the 1970s. He went on to a life of some professional acting, a career of progressive politics and a lifetime of Wilsonian friendship.
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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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