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August Wilson (I) (1945–2005)

August Wilson once dropped out of school, disillusioned after having been unjustly accused of plagiarism by a racist instructor who could not fathom the artistic and intellectual genius of a then young Black male writer. Wilson was not disillusioned forever. Having now completed a decade by decade cycle of seven plays that illustrate the ... See full bio »

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 1995 The Piano Lesson (TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
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 2003 The Naked Proof
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 1995 The Piano Lesson (TV Movie) (producer)
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 2002 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Playwright (segment "August Wilson")
- Hamas/August Wilson/The FBI's Dirty Little Secret (2002) ... Himself - Playwright (segment "August Wilson")
 2001 The 55th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Presenter
 1998 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 25 February 1998 (1998) ... Himself - Guest
 1992 Literary Visions (TV Series documentary)
 1990 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series)
- Episode dated 23 November 1990 (1990) ... Himself
 1989 The 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Presenter: Best Play
 1987 The 41st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Play
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 2015 American Masters (TV Series documentary)

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(2013-2014 Season) His play, "King Hedley II," was performed at the Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Anthony Irons in the cast. Andre Onegin was scenic designer. See more »

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Having moved from Pittsburgh to St. Paul, I felt I could hear voices for the first time accurately.


His play, "Jitney," at the Court Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2013 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Play Production. See more »

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