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August Wilson

Denzel Washington’s Fences Expands Beyond the Yard and Into our Hearts

Denzel Washington’s Fences Expands Beyond the Yard and Into our Hearts

August Wilson’s Fences is as powerful a film as I have ever witnessed. I’ve wept in exactly three films in the course of my life: The Color Purple, Schindler’s List, and now Fences. The prior two films were released in 1983 and 1995, respectively, and both were directed by Steven Spielberg. The fact that it [...]

December 26, 2016 Brian C Scott Reviews 0

Playwright August Wilson – A Genuine American Treasure

Playwright August Wilson – A Genuine American Treasure

  Many playwrights have attempted to capture different aspects of the African American experience at various times in the 20th century. August Wilson managed to capture the whole century, decade by decade, and his stories only had to venture outside of Pittsburgh once. Born Frank August Kittel, Jr. on April 27, 1945 in Pittsburgh, August Wilson is most famous for a series [...]

February 7, 2014 Brian C Scott Culturocity Celebrates 0

Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center – An Institution in Peril, But Hope Remains

Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center – An Institution in Peril, But Hope Remains

  Visiting the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, or even just browsing their website, one might get the impression that the center is a thriving bastion of culture. Behind the public game face of the beautiful facility, however, is an arts institution fighting for its life. A recent message posted by a visitor to the center’s Facebook [...]

February 7, 2014 Brian C Scott Culturocity Celebrates 0

A Tale of Two Troys – James Earl Jones and Denzel Washington Take on Fences

A Tale of Two Troys – James Earl Jones and Denzel Washington Take on Fences

  Last year, I had the opportunity to play the role of Troy Maxson in August Wilson’s Fences, in two separate runs at different theatres in Oklahoma City. Before auditioning for the role, I did what any serious thespian would have done: I went to the YouTube of the Interwebs. There I searched for actors playing [...]

February 7, 2014 Brian C Scott Culturocity Celebrates 0