Engaging August Wilson's Fences: Biography of August Wilson

This series of events presents a unique opportunity for the entire University to read, discuss, and explore one of August Wilson's most famous plays set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Fences is a timeless story about the strengths and flaws of the human family and what it means to live in an imperfect world. African American playwright August Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for the play. As the first event in the series, this biographical talk will be led by Laurence Glasco, associate professor of history at Pitt.

This series is also sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and English, and the Humanities Center. For more information on this event or the series, click here or email Philip Kao at pyk2@pitt.edu. Free copies of the play are available to a limited number of people.


Monday, February 29, 2016 - 3:00pm

Location and Address

3106 Posvar Hall