A Multimedia Epistolary Tribute to August Wilson
DEAR AUGUST is a creative work celebrating the life and work of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, August Wilson. This is an ongoing artistic and literary project in the form of an open letter compiling narratives, photography, poetry, artwork, and interviews forming a collective re-memory honoring the man and his work.
This project seeks to explore how Mr. Wilson’s life and words has informed and transformed our view of African American and American life, within and beyond his focus on the 20th century. Let us dig deep for those meaningful remembrances of the man, father, son, cousin, uncle and brother.
We are seeking creative responses, across genres and art forms, in an open letter to our beloved playwright. Participants of this ongoing project range from barons of the theater of all walks (including actors, directors, playwrights, dramaturges, designers, critics, and patrons, etc.) to friends, family, scholars and artists.
In this project we ask:
Tell us a story about your relationship to August Wilson and/or his body of work,
and tell who you are because of it.