August in the City
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August in the City

Iron Age Theatre and August Wilson Consortium

Iron Age Theatre and August Wilson Consortium present August In The City. Black actors perform monologues from August Wilson’s Century Cycle in different sections of Philadelphia, spreading Wilson’s voice and ideas throughout the city, giving the audience a peek into one of America’s most influential and seminal artists, and showing how Wilson’s powerful words resonate within various environments.

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IronAge is proud and excited to partner up with the August Wilson Consortium on this August In The City project.
August Wilson is one of America’s most prolific playwrights who has written plays about the African American experience for each decade from early 1900’s to the 1990’s. Wilson’s plays are set in the Hill District of Pittsburg, but his words expands out beyond those borders and his stories of the black family unit, poverty, gentrification, love and relationships are all relatable to African Americans throughout the country.
IronAge’s collaboration with the August Wilson Consortium in the Philly Fringe brings together a social justice aspect and the expertise of a company that represents a playwright who spoke the words and painted the picture of people of color who have been fighting for social justice throughout history.
Black Actors performing monologues from August Wilson’s Century Cycle in different sections of Philadelphia brings Wilson’s voice and ideas to that area and gives the audience a peek into Black America’s most influential, seminal artists and show how his powerful words can resonate within various environments.