by Linda Lombardi, Literary Manager
Beginning in September 2014, Arena Stage has partnered with No Rules Theatre Company on a series of online conversations between their director of Seven Guitars, Michele Shay, and our director of King Hedley II, Timothy Douglas. You can read part one and part two online.
These discussions culminated in an Engage@ArenaStage post-show discussion with Timothy and Michele, joined by No Rules Artistic Director Joshua Morgan and Arena Stage Director of Artistic Programming Robert Barry Fleming. Below are some highlights from the conversation.
Timothy on the echoes of August Wilson in the Age of Obama:
Michele recalls her time performing in the Broadway premiere of Seven Guitars, when August Wilson was beginning work on King Hedley II:
Joshua and Robert on the striking relevance of August Wilson in the 21st century: