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August Wilson: A Writer's Landscape

The Writer’s Landscape is the first-ever exhibition dedicated to the life and works of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson.

Grantee

August Wilson African American Cultural Center

 

Grant Amount

$300,000

 

Project

August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape is the first-ever exhibition dedicated to the life and works of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. The 3,600-square-foot permanent exhibition explores the people and places of Pittsburgh, where Wilson was born and raised, and which had a profound impact on shaping his worldview and inspiring his unprecedented 10-play American Century Cycle. A Writer’s Landscape, which is free of charge and open daily, expands the AWAACC’s mission to offer programs and resources that advance Wilson’s legacy, celebrate Black culture, and champion future innovators in arts and culture.

 

Progress

The Writer’s Landscape opened at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in spring 2022. The opening of the exhibit garnered glowing media coverage, including on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. Constanza Romero-Wilson, the playwright’s widow, said of the exhibit: "I was absolutely thrilled to have a place dedicated to his legacy that I hope will continue to outlive us all. It’s a lasting monument to my late husband’s contributions to American cultural history."

Learn more about the exhibit here.

 

Press 

American Theatre - April 25, 2022

Observer-Reporter - April 22, 2022

Cleveland.com - April 21, 2022

NPR - April 17, 2022

Pittsburgh City Paper - April 13, 2022

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - April 12, 2022

NEXTpittsburgh - March 3, 2022

Broadway World - February 24, 2021

NEXTpittsburgh - November 10, 2020

Playbill.com - February 18, 2020

New York Times - February 18, 2020

TribLive - February 18, 2020