August Wilson

Just in case you missed it, here is a post from last weekend's edition of “UPFRONT" Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.

It featured Jenn McEwen, Managing Director for Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company. In our two-part segment, McEwen discussed the company's 15th Anniversary Season which will include the Regional Premiere of the Tupac Shakur inspired musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" as well as August Wilson's "King Hedley II" and Colman Domingo's "DOT. " We also talked about the August Wilson Monologue Competition. 

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When the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the fabulous Fox stage for their Atlanta engagement this week, fans will get a chance to experience the completed work of MacArthur "genius" Kyle Abraham.  

His dramatic trilogy is titled, UNTITLED AMERICA and it shines a light on the impact that prison systems have on African-American families. The piece was developed over three seasons and features riveting interviews by those impacted by incarceration. 

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The Oscar nominations were announced earlier this week and “Hidden Figures,” “Moonlight” and “Fences” were all nominated in the Best Picture category. I believe this is the first time we’ve ever had three African-American films nominated at the same time in this category.

 

Check out the new teaser trailer of Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in the film adaptation of August Wilson‘s classic drama, “Fences.” The movie opens in theaters on Christmas Day (December 25).