About August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned

How I Learned What I Learned, written by August Wilson

Directed by Murphy Davis . Performed by Richard Quint

Presented as part of Fringe Theater's Field Trip to Fringe Education Program

A one-man play that chronicles the people and places that influenced the life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright written by the playwright himself.  Wilson was born in 1945 in Pittsburgh. He dropped out of school at the age of 15 (when he was accused of plagiarism) and continued his education on his own. Throughout his career, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Playwriting twice, Tony Award for Best Play, and the New York Drama Critics' Circle awards seven times. He also received the Whiting Foundation Award, the American Theatre Critics Award, the 1999 National Humanities Medal awarded by the President, and numerous honorary degrees.  Wilson passed at the age of 60. 

Fringe Theater presented readings of Fences (2018), The Piano Lesson (2019), and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020). 

"Wilson’s pride, humor, eloquence, anger, storytelling gifts, and general eagerness to soak up experience: It’s all there." - The Boston Globe

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