Blog entries tagged with August Wilson

Discovering Broadway with AWMC Finalist Iliana Mendez

by: Iliana Mendez at 05/14/2013 03:54 PM

August Wilson Monologue Competition finalist Iliana Mendez, a student at Brighton High School, shares her story about discovering theatre and performing on her first Broadway stage. Iliana Mendez, center, with Antonio Stroud, Naheem Garcia, and...

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Fighting For Respect with AWMC Finalist Derek Lindesay

by: Derek Lindesay at 05/10/2013 11:15 AM

It is truly hard to find words that can express my gratitude to Alex Truppi and everyone else at the Huntington who has worked with me over the past five years. I would not have had the courage to go out on stage at the August Wilson Theatre and...

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Meet the August Wilson Monologue Competition Finalists

by: Alex Truppi at 04/30/2013 11:21 AM

From left: Derek Lindesday, Antonio Stroud, and Iliana Mendez On Saturday, March 16, students from eleven Boston high schools competed in the Boston finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition. Huntington Teaching Artists worked in residenci...

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A Raisin In The Sun First Rehearsal: the Meet & Greet

by: Thom Dunn at 02/14/2013 10:56 PM

Tuesday marked the first day of rehearsal for A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry here at the Huntington. It’s only the second show that we’ve produced more than once in the last 31 years (the other being Candide in 1989 and again in 2011 )....

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What's the history of the Huntington's relationship with commercial producers?

by: Peter DuBois at 10/25/2012 11:12 PM

The Boston Globe  reported recently on an upcoming study about the partnership between the non-profit-theatre and commercial producers. The study was sponsored by the Center for  Theater Commons  at Emerson College and written by Diane Ragsdale....

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An Incredible New York City Experience For Three Boston Teens

by: Meg O'Brien at 05/10/2012 09:56 AM

This weekend proved to be an incredible experience for our department and for the three young people who represented Boston at the  August Wilson Monologue Competition . The pool of 21 competitors was narrowed down to 15 Finalists, including our...

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Authentic Instruments for Ma Rainey's

by: Thom Dunn at 03/22/2012 11:19 AM

Glenn Turner, Jason Bowen, G. Valmont Thomas, and Charles Weldon in  Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,  photo: T. Charles Erickson Music is a major component of our current production of  Ma Rainey's Black Bottom — the contrast between the old style of...

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Student's Reaction to Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 03/21/2012 11:29 AM

We recieved this wonderful note from a instructor/actress who brought her students to a recent performance of  Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: Apart from thank yous from me and my Bunker Hill students that attended  Ma Rainey's... , I want you to know...

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My Experience With August Wilson

by: Solange Garcia at 02/08/2012 12:03 PM

"This is where I was when I wrote it, and I have to move on now to something else." — August Wilson August Wilson Monologue Competition Boston Finalists This past Saturday, student representatives from nine Boston Public Schools took to the Boston...

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The Inaugural August Wilson Monologue Competition

by: Donna Glick, Director of Education & Community Programs at 02/10/2011 11:50 AM

I wanted to share with everyone that Huntington Theatre Company's Education Department kicked-off our new program — at least to the public — the August Wilson Monologue Competition, on Saturday, February 5, with great success. We have been working...

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The Huntington Takes Home 11 IRNE Awards

by: Anne Morgan at 04/22/2010 04:00 PM

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards Ceremony was held at the Cyclorama at the BCA on Monday night. It was a great time, with the Huntington taking home 11 awards. While the honors definitely contributed to my enjoyment, I think...

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From Student Matinee to Huntington Playwriting Fellow: Kirsten Greenidge

by: Kirsten Greenidge at 03/03/2010 11:16 AM

Recently, we completed a grant for the NEA New Play Development Program seeking development support of Kirsten Greenidge's wonderful play, The Luck of the Irish . As part of the process, she wrote the following statement and it was so moving that ...

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August Wilson's Neighborhood

by: Todd Williams at 11/10/2009 12:33 PM

One of the more interesting things we heard at our post show discussions for Fences was that many people really thought they had seen the play here before, even though we had never done it. The world of this play was a very familiar place for our...

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Announcing the Boston Regional Winners of the August Wilson Monologue Competition!

by: Education at 02/03/2014 03:21 PM

The Judges & Winners of the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition: Ruth Mercado-Zizzo, Terrence Kidd, Obehi Janice, Joie LeMaitre, Johnny Lee Davenport, Fatima Barry (1st Runner Up), Ashley Herbert (2nd Runner Up), and Trinidad Ramkissoon...

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Dispatch from National Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition

by: Alex Truppi at 05/13/2014 12:17 PM

Hello, Huntington Theatre Company Blog Readers! I’m Alex, the Manager of Curriculum and Instruction in the Education Department, and I had the privilege of serving as one of the Huntington’s representatives and chaperones at the recent national...

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