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Trinity Repertory Company

10 Weeks with August Wilson: The American Century Cycle

with Michelle Cruz


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In this discussion and playreading group, participants will explore a different play from August Wilson's American Century Cycle each week. Community Engagement Director Michelle Cruz will lead a conversation about the context, themes, rich history, music and language of Wilson's plays. In order, the plays are: Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. We encourage students to purchase these plays from Black-owned bookstores such as these or find it at your local library. This class will be held on the Zoom platform - video and audio connection are necessary. We are holding spaces for participants who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Interested BIPOC individuals should email for more information before registering.

Class size limited to 20.



Pleaes fill out this Financial Aid Application before registering for this class. Once your application is processed (allow 3-5 business days), you will be given further instursctions on how to register. Email with all inquiries.

  • Apr 17 - Jun 19th, 2021
    Sat for 10 weeks from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Online Class

For more info, call us at 401-453-9214

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