WNYC's The Greene Space is in the midst of presenting all ten plays that form August Wilson's American Century Cycle. Artistic director Ruben Santiago Hudson, actor and associate artistic director Stephen McKinley Henderson, and the project’s audio theater producer Arthur Yorinks talk about the playwright and his work, its depiction of African American history, and the process of converting stage productions to radio drama.
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Watch a live video webcast of "The Piano Lesson" directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The reading is part of The Greene Space's historic series, making the first-ever recording of all 10 plays in August Wilson's American Century Cycle.
Set in the 1920s, Their Eyes Were Watching God is the story of Janie Crawford – free-spirited and in search of life and her authentic self – as she undertakes an unexpected journey that includes marriages to three different men, challenging the morals and social expectations of the small Southern ...
Four tales of loss and recovery in the past and present make up this varied program.
Poet and performer Carl Hancock Rux is joined by actors Joan Allen, Rocco Sisto, Peter Strauss, Rachel Ticotin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Ty Jones for stories and remembrances, with live music from cellist Dana Leong and an art installation by Cey Adams.
Racial prejudices are met and mastered in unexpected ways in two contemporary tales.