Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘August Wilson: A Life’ 

September 13, 2023

This biography’s brilliance approaches that of its subject.  The celebrated playwright August Wilson (1945-2005) was born Frederick August Kittel Jr. to a Black mother and a White father who abandoned […]

Arena Stage’s Season of Wilson

September 13, 2019

Running from Sept. 13 to Oct. 26, “Jitney,” technically the first of the 10 plays in August Wilson’s monumental cycle, focuses on the lives and world of black cab drivers confronted with change and gentrification. 

Smith: Now Is the Best Time to Be Making Theater

June 17, 2019

Molly Smith, who spoke in Georgetown on June 13, has done a lot and seen a lot at Arena, taken risks and chances, staged plays that excited, puzzled, outraged and engaged audiences from the start.

Wilson’s ‘Two Trains’ at Arena Stage

March 8, 2018

With the coming of “Two Trains Running,,” starring Carlton Byrd, Washington theatergoers will see why August Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle” is so fluid and appealing to all sorts of audiences.

Wilson’s ‘Two Trains’ at Arena

March 7, 2018

Carlton Byrd is back. And so is August Wilson. Actor Carlton Byrd is returning to Washington, where he was last seen in a production of cutting-edge playwright Robert O’Hara’s “Antebellum.” […]