Thursday, February 19 | Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel
8:30 am | Free | Pre-register to attend
Complimentary continental breakfast provided at 8:00 am

Pittsburgh's August Wilson is an American master, a playwright both popular and critically acclaimed. His life and work are explored in a new PBS American Masters documentary that premieres nationally on February 20 and will be the focus at this special Town Meeting. The Post-Gazette brings together the documentary creators, Wilson's closest collaborator in his final years, a leading Wilson actor and the PG's theater critic for a roundtable discussion.

Registration is full. Thanks.

Host: Chris Rawson
Senior theater critic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post-Gazette senior theater critic who chronicled August Wilson’s career from his first Broadway play. Co-author of August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays.


Darryl Ford Williams
Vice President of Content for WQED Multimedia and Executive Producer of the PBS American Masters/WQED co-production of August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand.

Sam Pollard
Filmmaker and producer/director for 30 years. Has received several Emmys and an Oscar nomination. Producer/director of August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand for PBS American Masters.

Eugene Lee
Actor, playwright and teacher (Texas State University). Will appear solo in August Wilson’s autobiographical How I Learned What I Learned at Pittsburgh Public Theater, March 5-April 5.

Todd Kreidler
Playwright, director and August Wilson’s close associate and collaborator. Co-conceived How I Learned What I Learned, directed Mr. Wilson in it (2002) and will direct it at Pittsburgh Public Theater this season.

Parking garages and metered street parking spaces are available around the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel. Rates and availability vary. Hotel parking garage is available but limited.

Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (downtown Pittsburgh, on corner of Fifth Avenue and Market Street near Market Square). Take elevator or stairs to 2nd Floor Ballroom.

Question cards will be distributed and collected from the audience during the program.

Admission is free but please pre-register. Visit the registration page at or call 412-263-3850. Include names of attendees.

PNC and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will host a series of five town meetings in 2015. Insightful panels of national and local experts will be assembled for each of the free public forums to provide Pittsburghers with perspective on issues dominating the news.

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