August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand is Returning to PBS American Masters 2017 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand is coming back to PBS American Masters on January 20, 2017. The prolific author is being celebrated across stage and screen this winter 2016-17, with Denzel Washington’s version of Fences in theaters on Christmas Day 2016 starring Denzel and Viola Davis and Jitney playing on Broadway with previews starting December 28, 2016 and an opening night set for January 19, 2017.
“I think my plays offer (white Americans) a different way to look at black Americans,” he told The Paris Review. “For instance, in Fences they see a garbageman, a person they don’t really look at, although they see a garbageman every day. By looking at Troy’s life, white people find out that the content of this black garbageman’s life is affected by the same things – love, honor, beauty, betrayal, duty. Recognizing that these things are as much part of his life as theirs can affect how they think about and deal with black people in their lives.”
August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama (The Piano Lesson and Fences). His plays are multi-award winning with Fences receiving the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play. Each work in the series is set in a different decade, and depicts comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century.
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