August Wilson House celebrates America’s greatest playwright with a new web series of substantial insider interviews called “Actors Talk August,” streaming on the first and third Monday of each month.
Featured are leading August Wilson actors and directors, national and regional, interviewed by Chris Rawson, veteran Pittsburgh Post-Gazette theater critic who chronicled Wilson’s career and came to know him well. The aim is to capture the memories, anecdotes and insights of those who know Wilson’s epic American Century Cycle from the inside and helped to bring it to life.
Next up in the series is Eileen J. Morris, a leading Wilsonian from several directions: she has produced all 10 Cycle plays at Houston’s Ensemble Theatre, directed eight plays there, directed five more at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre and acted in five in Houston. She has also directed at Pittsburgh’s Kuntu Rep and New Horizon theaters, giving her a solid grounding in August’s hometown. As artistic director of the Ensemble Theatre (1982-99 & 2006-now) she has won more awards than we can easily record, and the eight Wilson plays she has directed are the most by any female director.