Category Archives: Tales of Iron and Water

The Sad and Sorry Tale of Caesar Wilkes. (Radio Golf: Production notes #1)

To understand the end one must have an appreciation for the beginning. So as I begin production of Radio Golf by August Wilson I am compelled to look back over the American Century Cycle to the beginning. I met Caesar … Continue reading

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Lower Bottom Playaz present August Wilson’s ‘Two Trains Running’

Lower Bottom Playaz present August Wilson’s ‘Two Trains Running’.

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Two Trains Running: Lower Bottom Playaz Next Stop

Season 14 for the Lower Bottom Playaz starts with Two Trains Running by August Wilson. Wilson is one of America’s finest playwrights, his work The American Century Cycle is his signature writ large on the American theaterscape. His unduplicated accomplishment … Continue reading

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Rainmaker

In order to make art artist need access to space, materials, marketing, points of exchange and more. Each item mentioned comes with a price tag. The bottom line gets bigger when you actually employ other artists. Star making needs Rainmakers. Continue reading

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FENCES: Art Without Borders–Wilson the Universalist

FENCES: Art Without Borders–Wilson the Universalist The Lower Bottom Playaz, the oldest North American African theater troupe in Oakland CA is presenting FENCES as a part of its commitment to August Wilson’s Century Cycle.  FENCES is perhaps the most familiar … Continue reading

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Fences

Originally posted on Gareth's Culture and Travel Blog:
August Wilson’s 1987 play ended up as part of a cycle of ten, each representing a decade of the 20th century black American experience (though not written in sequence). This one…

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Tweet Review: FENCES, Duchess Theatre, 27 June

Originally posted on My thoughts and musings:
1st half.. Loving @ITISLENNYHENRY #FENCES — nikki (@nikkiiia) June 26, 2013   #FENCES Funny, emotional, heart-wrenching so many emotions .. @ITISLENNYHENRY @colinmcfarlane @a_zhangazha @tanyamoodie are BRILL! .. 9/10 — nikki (@nikkiiia) June 26,…

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