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Scripts in Play Festival

Oct 8-24, 2021

How I Learned What I Learned

Dec 1 – 19, 2021

Ada and The Engine

Mar 3 – 26, 2022

Suddenly Last Summer

May 26 – June 18, 2022

HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED

by August Wilson, Directed by DeMone Seraphin

Dec 1 – 19, 2021, Gunston Arts Center Theatre 2

From the late August Wilson, one of America’s greatest playwrights and creator of award-winning titles like Fences and Jitney, comes this autobiographical tour de force. In his one-man show, Wilson takes us on a journey through his days as a young poet: his first few jobs, a stint in jail, the support of his lifelong friends, and his encounters with racism, music, and love as a struggling writer in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Originally performed by Wilson himself, How I Learned What I Learned is a heartfelt theatrical memoir—charting one man’s journey of self-discovery through adversity, and what it means to be a black artist in America.

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Sara Barker

Megan Behm

DeMone Seraphin

Alyssa Sanders

Dina Soltan

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