Leon, Diamond, Greenidge and More Set for August Wilson's Legacy

News   Leon, Diamond, Greenidge and More Set for August Wilson's Legacy In conjunction with the Huntington Theatre Company's upcoming production of August Wilson's Fences, which begins performances Sept. 11, the play's director, Kenny Leon, and a panel of theatre artists will discuss the legacy of Pulitzer Prize winner Wilson.

Kenny Leon
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Co-sponsored by the Huntington Theatre Company and Roxbury Community College, August Wilson's Legacy will be presented Sept. 14 at Roxbury Community College's Mainstage at the Media Arts Building.

WCVB-TV's Karen Holmes Ward will host the 7:30 PM event, which is free and open to the public.

In addition to director Leon, the panel will also feature Lydia R. Diamond, Huntington Playwriting Fellow and author of Stick Fly; Kirsten Greenidge, Huntington Playwriting Fellow and author of The Luck of the Irish; Summer L. Williams, director of an Elliot Norton and Independent Reviewers of New England-winning production of Diamond's The Bluest Eye; Diego Arciniegas, artistic director of Boston's Publick Theatre; and Melinda Lopez, Huntington Playwriting Fellow and author of From Orchids to Octopi. The evening will also include a performance of Wilson's work and a sneak peek at the Huntington production of Fences.

Roxbury Community College's Mainstage at the Media Arts Building is located at 1234 Columbus Avenue in Boston, MA. To reserve a spot for the discussion, visit huntingtontheatre.org/WilsonEventRSVP.

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August Wilson's Legacy will be American Sign Language-interpreted for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities by Michael Sullivan and Christopher Robinson.

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