How I Learned What I Learned

How I Learned What I Learned

by  August Wilson

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m

"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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How I Learned What I Learned

by  August Wilson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

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


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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The Crucible in which many a work of art has been fired.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m
ACTOR - portraying August Wilson
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Cast Attributes

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

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Authors

August Wilson

August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005) authored 

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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.

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