August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned Humanities Forum

3/13/2016 Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre

Join Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland and Barbara Lewis, August Wilson scholar, historian, and director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute at the University of Massachusetts, for an in-depth discussion about August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned, following the 2pm matinee performance on Sunday, March 13. Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to any performance of August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned


The Humanities Forum explores the context and significance of the play with a leading expert. Past forums have featured historians Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals) and Beverly Morgan-Welch (Museum of African-American History), playwrights Paula Vogel and Lydia R. Diamond, Boston Globe columnists, and accomplished scholars. The Humanities Forum is presented following select Sunday matinee performances.



About How I Learned What I Learned

In this solo show, the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson shares stories about his first few jobs, a stint in jail, his lifelong friends, and his encounters with racism, music, and love as a young poet in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Directed by Todd Kreidler and featuring Eugene Lee, both longtime Wilson collaborators, this theatrical memoir charts one man’s journey of self-discovery through adversity, and what it means to be a black artist in America.

Approximate run time: 1 hour and 40 minutes without intermission. 

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