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August Wilson

Producer, Writer
( b. Apr 27, 1945 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - d. Oct 02, 2005 Seattle, Washington, USA ) Male
Also known as: Frederick August Kittel [Birthname]
Relations: Husband of Constanza Romero (1994 - 2005) his death
See Also: Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson)

Biography: August Wilson was born Frederick August Kittel on April 27, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Frederick August Kittel, Sr. and Daisy Wilson. He dropped out of school in the ninth grade after being accused of plagiarism, and he educated himself at the library as an aspiring poet. He founded the Black Horizons on the Hill Theater with his friend Rob Penny in 1968. He chronicled the African-American experience in the 20th century in a series of plays. He married Brenda Burton, with who he had his daughter Sakina Ansari. He then married Judy Oliver. His third marriage was to costume designer Constanza Romero, with whom he had his daughter Azula Carmen Wilson.

TV Credits include:"Fences" and "The Piano Lesson."

Other Awards: Received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "Fences" in 1987. Received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "The Piano Lesson" in 1990. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2006.

Trivia:
Broadway's Virginia Theater was renamed the August Wilson Theater on October 17, 2005.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on October 4, 2005.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Jitney
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by August Wilson
Jan 19, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017
Fences
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Written by August Wilson
Apr 26, 2010 - Jul 11, 2010
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Written by August Wilson
Apr 16, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009
Radio Golf
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by August Wilson
May 08, 2007 - Jul 01, 2007
Gem of the Ocean
[Play, Original]
  • Written by August Wilson
Dec 06, 2004 - Feb 06, 2005
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson)
  • Written by August Wilson
Feb 06, 2003 - Apr 06, 2003
King Hedley II
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson)
  • Written by August Wilson
May 01, 2001 - Jul 01, 2001
Seven Guitars
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson)
  • Written by August Wilson
Mar 28, 1996 - Sep 08, 1996
Two Trains Running
[Play, Original]
  • Written by August Wilson
Apr 13, 1992 - Aug 30, 1992
The Piano Lesson
[Play, Original]
  • Written by August Wilson
Apr 16, 1990 - Jan 27, 1991
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by August Wilson
Mar 27, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
Fences
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by August Wilson
Mar 26, 1987 - Jun 26, 1988
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by August Wilson
Oct 11, 1984 - Jun 09, 1985
2007 Tony Award® Best Play
Radio Golf [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
2007 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Play
Radio Golf [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
2005 Tony Award® Best Play
Gem of the Ocean [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
2001 Tony Award® Best Play
King Hedley II [nominee]
Written by August Wilson; Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson)
2000 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
August Wilson (for "Jitney"); Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson) (for "Jitney") [nominee]
2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
King Hedley II [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
1996 Tony Award® Best Play
Seven Guitars [nominee]
Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson); Written by August Wilson
1996 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Play
Seven Guitars [nominee]
Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson); Written by August Wilson
1995 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Seven Guitars [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
1992 Tony Award® Best Play
Two Trains Running [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
1992 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Two Trains Running [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
1990 Tony Award® Best Play
The Piano Lesson [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
1990 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
winner The Piano Lesson [winner]
Written by August Wilson
1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winner The Piano Lesson [winner]
Written by August Wilson
1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
The Piano Lesson [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
1988 Tony Award® Best Play
Joe Turner's Come and Gone [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
1988 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
Joe Turner's Come and Gone [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
1987 Tony Award® Best Play
winner Fences [winner]
Written by August Wilson
1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winner Fences [winner]
Written by August Wilson
1987 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
winner Fences [winner]
Written by August Wilson
1985 Tony Award® Best Play
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
1985 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [nominee]
Written by August Wilson
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