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How I Learned What I Learned - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

How I Learned What I Learned

August Wilson

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

1m

ISBN: PMS0000000175

"Wilson’s pride, humor, eloquence, anger, storytelling gifts, and general eagerness to soak up experience: It’s all there..." - Boston Globe

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Biography

90 minutes

Time Period - 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s

Settings Of Play - The Crucible in which many a work of art has been fired.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

From Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson comes a one-man show that chronicles his life as a black artist in the Hill Ditrict in Pittsburgh. From stories about his first jobs to his first loves and his experiences with racism, Wilson recants his life from his roots to the completion of the Century Cycle. How I Learned What I Learned gives an inside look into one of the most celbrated playwriting voices of the 20th Century.

REVIEWS

"...a clear portrait of the striving young writer emerges..." - The New York Times, Read More 

"Wilson’s pride, humor, eloquence, anger, storytelling gifts, and general eagerness to soak up experience: It’s all there..." - Boston Globe, Read More 

"...complex and surprisingly funny...a crowd-pleasing 100 minutes in the company of a wonderful writer." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Read More 

"Don’t be surprised if you find yourself stunned into silence as well. Wilson’s words have a way of doing that." - Entertainment Weekly, Read More


Check out these photos from the Pittsburgh Public Theatre's production of How I Learned What I Learned in March 2015.


How I Learned What I Learned had it's New York Premiere at the Signature Theatre in November 2013 under the direction of Todd Kriedler.

Characters

CASTING

1m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

ACTOR - portraying August Wilson
Videos
  • Scene from Huntington Theatre's How I Learned What i Learned

  • Audiences react to How I Learned What I Learned

  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson on How I Learned What I Learned

Author
August Wilson

August Wilson

August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005) authored Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. These works explore the heritage and experience of the descendants of Africans in North America, decade-by-decade, over the course of the twentieth century, forming the ... view full profile

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