1970: Jitney | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Amari Cheatom as Youngblood in August Wilson's "Jitney"

Set in 1977 in a worn-down gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, Jitney tells the story of men hustling to make a living as jitneys  unofficial and unlicensed taxi cabs.

CAST:

YOUNGBLOOD............Amari Cheatom

TURNBO...................Stephen McKinley Henderson

FIELDING.................Anthony Chisholm

DOUB......................Barry Shabaka Henley

SHEALY...................Harvy Blanks

PHILMORE................Ray Anthony Thomas

BECKER...................Roscoe Orman

BOOSTER................J. Bernard Calloway

RENA.....................Joaquina Kalukango

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The cast of The Greene Space's presentation of August Wilson's Jitney.

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Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson with the cast before the reading. 

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Actors Harvy Blanks and Ray Anthony Thomas backstage before the show. 

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In the green room with Roscoe Orman, Anthony Chisholm, Charles Weldon, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Keith Randolph Smith. 

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Amari Cheatom before taking the stage to read as Youngblood in August Wilson's Jitney.

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In The Greene Space's control room with production associate Bertie Michaels and audio engineer Chase Culpon before the show.

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Charles Weldon, who played Cutler in The Greene Space's reading of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, popping in to wish Barry Shabaka Henley well before his performance as Doub in August Wilson's Jitney.

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Production associate Winnie Y. Lok gives the five-minute call. 

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The cast and crew share a prayer before the show.

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Nikki Johnson, project manager of August Wilson's American Century Cycle. 

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The cast of Jitney takes The Greene Space stage. 

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Barry Shabaka Henley as Doub. 

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Harvy Blanks as Shealy.

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Ray Anthony Thomas as Philmore. 

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Stephen McKinley Henderson, associate artistic director of the Wilson recording festival, reading as Turnbo in Jitney.

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Roscoe Orman performing as Becker. 

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Amari Cheatom as Youngblood in August Wilson's "Jitney"
Amari Cheatom as Youngblood in August Wilson's "Jitney"

Amari Cheatom performs as Youngblood in August Wilson's Jitney.

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Joaquina Kalukango as Rena in Jitney.

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Arthur Yorinks, audio theater producer on the Wilson recording series, following along the script during the performance.

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Roscoe Orman

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All of the readings were webcast live on The Greene Space's website.

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Anthony Chisholm as Fielding.

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J. Bernard Calloway as Booster in August Wilson's Jitney.

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Joaquina Kalukango and Amari Cheatom

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Ricardo Fernandez, The Greene Space's technical production manager, on sound effects for the performance. 

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The cast pays tribute to the playwright.

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