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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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 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)
Himself
 1990 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series)
Himself
- 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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(2009-2010 Season) His play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", was performed at the Court Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. John Culbert was the scenic designer. Joshua Horvath and Ray Nardelli were the sound designers. See more »

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

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His play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", at the Court Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Play-Large. See more »

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