August Wilson

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features David E. Talbert, director of Jingle Jangle, Executive Producers of HBO presents Between the World and Me - Kamilah Forbes and Susan Kelechi Watson and the leading men of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Glynn Turman, Michael Potts and Colman Domingo. 

This week's edition of UPFRONT will feature a very special segment with the leading men of Netflix's highly anticipated movie, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The George C. Wolfe directed project, has been on everyone’s lips this week following last weekend’s splashy sneak preview. Critics from all  entertainment platforms have been singing the film’s praising especially for it’s star—-Oscar winning actress Viola Davis. She literally oozes the “blood, sweat and tears” of the legendary "Mother of the Blues” in a way we haven’t seen on the big screen.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Marietta's Theatre In The Square. Now through Sunday you can take in August Wilson's play Gem of the Ocean. This play is the first installment of his decade by decade 10 play chronicle The Pittsburgh Cycle, dramatizing the African American experience in the 20th Century. The play is set in 1904 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh.

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is proud to present the Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition for Greater Metro Atlanta area high school students, grades 9-12. This competition, coordinated by True Colors Theatre’s Director of Education, Nikki Toombs, focuses on the plays of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, which chronicle the African American experience through the 20th century.

From legendary playwright August Wilson, the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won him critical acclaim, including the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize.

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