The first rehearsal of MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM included opening remarks from Artistic Director Peter DuBois, Managing Director Michael Maso, and director Liesl Tommy.
"This is a space that has a lot of ghosts. August Wilson walked into this rehearsal hall some time around August of 1986. August Wilson, Lloyd Richards, Delroy Lindo, Angela Bassett. An extraordinary group of artists. August was here seven times, and we created something together that was really important — a lasting legacy to the American theatre.You've got great spirits to work with, you've got a great leader, and I know that this is part of a legacy that matters." — Michael Maso