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Live Stream: August Wilson's American Century Cycle

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August Wilson's celebrated 10-play cycle captures 100 years of African American life during each decade of the 20th century.

Join us for an historic series in The Greene Space as an extraordinary cast of actors and directors — many who worked directly with Wilson — gather to make the first-ever recording of all ten plays in August Wilson's American Century Cycle. This reading is presented on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Scroll down for full cast list. 

Jitney is set in a worn-down gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in early autumn 1977. It tells the story of men hustling to make a living as jitneys, unofficial and unlicensed taxi cabs. 
 

YOUNGBLOOD............Amari Cheatom

TURNBO...................Ruben Santiago-Hudson

FIELDING.................Anthony Chisholm

DOUB......................Barry Shabaka Henley

SHEALY...................Harvy Blanks

PHILMORE................Ray Anthony Thomas

BECKER...................Roscoe Orman

BOOSTER................J. Bernard Calloway

RENA.....................Joaquina Kalukango

Thanks to our philanthropic partners The Ford Foundation whose mission is to support visionary leaders and organizations on the front lines of social change worldwide and The Jerome Robbins Foundation.

Special permission for this project is provided by the Estate of August Wilson. For more information, please visit www.samuelfrench.com

Watch Live! A live video webcast will streamed below on September 16 at 7 p.m.: