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To join the AWCorps and serve as an intern, volunteer or docent at The Center, contact AWCorps@AugustWilsonCenter.org or call 412.338.8730. The AWCorps program supports The Center’s goal to provide quality African American arts and cultural experiences to the general public. Corps members play a major role in this goal by donating their skills to assist with events, outreach, cultivation programs and administrative tasks. Suggested Donation Adults – $5 Children ages 6-12 – $2

Seniors & Students (with ID) – $3 Members & Children ages 5 and under – Free

Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additional Hours on Performance Days Mondays, Sundays & Major Holidays: Closed

GALLERY HOURS and ADMISSION More information about the August Wilson Center is available at AugustWilsonCenter.org or by calling 412.258.2700.

The August Wilson Center extends grateful appreciation to the following contributors of major support during the 2011 winter/spring season:

For tickets call 412.456.6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square,The Center or buy on-line at CulturalDistrict.org Group discounts: 412.471.6930

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON

From its new home in a vibrant Cultural District, the sleekly modern August Wilson Center offers multiple exhibition galleries, a 486-seat theater for performances in all genres, an education center for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, unique shopping, and dazzling spaces for community programs and events. The Center is a place like no other for experiencing theater, dance, music, history, film, literature, visual art, interactive education and spectacular entertainment, all under one roof. One of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture engages regional and national audiences in its mission of preserving, presenting, interpreting, celebrating and shaping the art, culture and history of African Americans in Western Pennsylvania and people of African descent throughout the world. 980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Celebrating the Lives of African American Men & Boys

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON ✁

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON EVENTS The Dynamic Men of Dance… Celebrating the Black Man Friday, January 21, 8 pm Sunday, January 23, 3 pm* Tickets: $20-$30

Friday, February 11 The Sanctuary Revisited featuring Eargasm 9 pm – Open Mic/Poetry Slam w/ live band and special guests Cost: $5 cover & cash bar Co-presented by The Minority Networking Exchange

The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble partners with Kyle Abraham, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Antonio Brown to bring the most exciting, cuttingedge and dynamic male choreographic voices to Pittsburgh. AWCDE, The Center’s resident company, will debut their pieces as a part of our year-long celebration of the Black Man. * Price for January 23: Pay-What-You-Can! Simply pay what you can to be admitted.

Saturday, February 12 Love Jones Film Screening 6:30 pm – Reception w/ Theodore Witcher, writer and director of Love Jones. Tickets: $15 8 pm – Screening, special performance by August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble. Cost: $1 Q&A moderated by Hollywood Producer Leah Keith Sunday, February 13 Brunch & Steppers Set/Soul Line Dancing 3 pm – Brunch 4 pm – Line Dancing and Steppers Compete Join Roland Ford & Friends for an afternoon of soulful and inspirational stepping. Cash prize for best couple (judged on outfit and dance skills). Seating is limited.

Love Jones Week February 10-17 Share love. Give love. Express love. Join The Center as we present several events based around the popular 1997 romantic drama film Love Jones, written and directed by Theodore Witcher. The week is full of dance, music and food – including a special reception with Mr. Witcher himself. Activities for singles and couples!

Thursday, February 10 offCenter & The Soul Garden

Cost: $30 per couple; $20 individuals Thursday, February 17 offCenter with Special Guest Curator Vanessa German 5 pm COST: FREE w/ cash bar & food available for purchase.

Juan and John February 18-19, 8 pm Tickets: $20 Created and Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith.

5:30 pm - offCenter - FREE 8 pm - Concert Free after-work activities will include speed dating, and couples games with cash prize for cutest couple. Soul Garden artist to be announced. Co-presented with Charismatic Nightlife

Visit AugustWilsonCenter.org for ticket information! COST: $20

It’s 1965 and there’s a riot going on. Watts and Vietnam are burning, and so is La República Dominicana. In California, it’s Major League Baseball pitcher Juan Marichal and the San Francisco Giants vs. catcher Johnny Roseboro and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Roger Guenveur Smith and Marc Anthony Thompson, the Obie-winning creators of A Huey P. Newton Story, return with new work inspired by the ancient themes of rage, retribution and redemption.

For tickets call 412.456.6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square, The Center or buy on-line at CulturalDistrict.org GROUP DISCOUNTS: 412.471.6930

Nora Chipaumire with Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited Tuesday, March 8, 8 pm Tickets: $20 Lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rains will break: gukurahundi takes on another Africa, one that is neither pleading nor begging, an Africa in conversation with itself, asking difficult questions, and celebrating its achievements and humanity. This new dance work dedicated to Africa’s great cities features performances by Nora Chipaumire and Souleymane Badolo, formerly of the West African dance company Salia ni Seydou. It is the creation of one of the most exciting choreographers on the scene today in collaboration with master musician Thomas Mapfumo and his band, The Blacks Unlimited. Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Saturday, April 2, 8 pm Tickets: $20-$30 Under the astute direction of trumpeter extraordinaire Sean Jones, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra returns to The Center for its third performance of the season. This spring concert features the world premiere performance of a new orchestral work commissioned by Jimmy Heath.

UPRISE: Raising Black Men May 5-7, 8 pm Tickets: $20 An enriching and enlightening community theater production thread together from stories told to us by and about African American men and boys. Hear them tell their own stories, much like last year’s successful production of “Women of the Hill.” The creative process is led by M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (Men Under Guidance Acting Before Early Extinction) two Mississippi based artists who have created community-based projects around nation since 1997.

First Voice: A Pittsburgh International Black Arts Festival May 19-22 Tickets: $20-$30 The third annual First Voice festival showcases an innovative and eclectic blend of performances and installations by African American artists, featuring the second class of August Wilson Center Fellows. The festival includes theater, music, film, spoken word, dance, hip hop, visual arts, educational activities and much more created by the Fellows. Special performances by The Foreign Exchange and Kyle Abraham. For a full list of events visit AugustWilsonCenter.org. THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE with YahZarah, Darien Brockington, Zo! & live band Friday, May 20, 8 pm Recently named one of “5 Rising Indie Artists” by JET Magazine, The Foreign Exchange is a R&B/electronica/hip hop duo consisting of American rapper/singer Phonte Coleman and Dutch producer Nicolay. The group’s new album, Authenticity, came out in October and extends the percolating and idiosyncratic rhythms of 2008’s Leave It All Behind.

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Saturday, May 21, 8 pm Pittsburgh-born choreographer Kyle Abraham intertwines his sensual and stimulating movement vocabulary with a strong understanding of music. Abraham’s celebrated works manipulate the bases of human behavior and emotion onstage, evoking twisted worlds and storylines. He promises to reacquaint fans and provide great thrills for first-time viewers.

Keep us At The Center of It All

$50

$100

$250

$500

Other Amount $ Name(s) as you would like to appear in print

Add my name to The Center’s e-mail list:

For membership and donor inquiries, please contact the Development Office at 412.338.8723.

Tickets must be picked up at August Wilson Center Box Office. Limit 2 per person.

Bridging the Blood:Your Blood Line is Mine Through July 2011

Wood sculptor Thad Mosley digs deep into art history, jazz, heritage and himself to create emotive, freestanding sculptures.

Hip Hop History: Highlights from The Paradise Collection Through March 2011

offCenter

Deepen your connection to the August Wilson Center with a generous tax-deductible donation. Your support ensures The Center is able to identify local talent, attract internationally recognized artists, and invite people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about the rich legacy of African American art and culture.

August Wilson Reading Round Table First Monday of each month 7 pm FREE

Yes! I would like to support the August Wilson Center for African American Culture (You may add your contribution to your ticket purchase total.)

This highly anticipated reading series will feature plays from Pulitzer Prize-winning and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, along with works by new up and coming playwrights. Readers will include local actors and celebrities as well as an occasional nationally renowned actor.

I wish to remain anonymous

Town Hall Meeting with Bev Smith Friday, March 11, 7 pm FREE* Be part of the discussion and the solutions when American Urban Radio Networks and the August Wilson Center present the second of four live radio broadcast town hall meetings with host Bev Smith, the “Queen of Late Night Talk.” *

EXHIBITIONS Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix Ongoing Explore African American contributions to the cultural life of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Sculptures by Thaddeus G. Mosley Ongoing

Mr. Heath’s new work was commissioned with partial support through Meet The Composer’s National Commissioners Network.

Los Muñequitos de Matanzas Thursday, April 28, 8 pm Tickets: $20-$30 It has been said that “Without rumba, there is no Cuba and without Cuba, there is no rumba.” Performers for more than 50 years, Los Muñequitos visits Pittsburgh during their first U.S. tour in over a decade. The musicians and dancers of Los Muñequitos are recognized as members of one of the most vital ensembles to sustain and popularize the African roots of Cuban culture.

Get your after work chill on select Thursdays when The Center’s café space is transformed into a place where the sophisticated urbanite can experience some of the most dynamic entertainment in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. For details and to RSVP e-mail programming@AugustWilsonCenter.org.

Paradise Gray was an active participant in the hip hop community from its humble beginnings in the South Bronx. This presentation is a snapshot from his perspective and collection. New York is the epicenter of hip hop with its founding fathers the pioneering deejays Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc and Grand Master Flash. This archival collection of b-boy memorabilia celebrates hip hop’s birth, a date widely accepted as November 12, 1974.

This mixed media exhibition features works from Pittsburgh’s native son and accomplished visual artist Anire Mosley. This former August Wilson Fellow was commissioned by the Central Blood Bank and the Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) to create a longstanding exhibit that visually portrays their “Bridging the Blood” community outreach campaign. This collection of carefully crafted drawings, paintings and intricate collages represents the history and various faces of those in need of blood donation in the African American community. The powerful exhibit is accompanied by a minidocumentary produced for the same campaign.

In My Father’s House Through June 2011 Discover the ways African Americans collect and preserve their culture. Made possible through the generosity of UPMC, with additional major support from H.J. Heinz Company Foundation and FedEx Ground, this mixed-media exhibition uses the visual art and material culture of people of African descent, from heirlooms and fine art to political memorabilia and digital media, to explore how the past influences the present, helping to weave a community together from generation to generation.


To join the AWCorps and serve as an intern, volunteer or docent at The Center, contact AWCorps@AugustWilsonCenter.org or call 412.338.8730. The AWCorps program supports The Center’s goal to provide quality African American arts and cultural experiences to the general public. Corps members play a major role in this goal by donating their skills to assist with events, outreach, cultivation programs and administrative tasks. The August Wilson Center extends grateful appreciation to the following contributors of major support during the 2011 winter/spring season:

Seniors & Students (with ID) – $3 Members & Children ages 5 and under – Free

Suggested Donation Adults – $5 Children ages 6-12 – $2

For tickets call 412.456.6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square,The Center or buy on-line at CulturalDistrict.org Group discounts: 412.471.6930

Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additional Hours on Performance Days Mondays, Sundays & Major Holidays: Closed

GALLERY HOURS and ADMISSION

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON

More information about the August Wilson Center is available at AugustWilsonCenter.org or by calling 412.258.2700. From its new home in a vibrant Cultural District, the sleekly modern August Wilson Center offers multiple exhibition galleries, a 486-seat theater for performances in all genres, an education center for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, unique shopping, and dazzling spaces for community programs and events. The Center is a place like no other for experiencing theater, dance, music, history, film, literature, visual art, interactive education and spectacular entertainment, all under one roof. One of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture engages regional and national audiences in its mission of preserving, presenting, interpreting, celebrating and shaping the art, culture and history of African Americans in Western Pennsylvania and people of African descent throughout the world.

980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Celebrating the Lives of African American Men & Boys

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON ✁

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON EVENTS The Dynamic Men of Dance… Celebrating the Black Man Friday, January 21, 8 pm Sunday, January 23, 3 pm* Tickets: $20-$30 The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble partners with Kyle Abraham, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Antonio Brown to bring the most exciting, cuttingedge and dynamic male choreographic voices to Pittsburgh. AWCDE, The Center’s resident company, will debut their pieces as a part of our year-long celebration of the Black Man. * Price for January 23: Pay-What-You-Can! Simply pay what you can to be admitted.

Love Jones Week February 10-17 Share love. Give love. Express love. Join The Center as we present several events based around the popular 1997 romantic drama film Love Jones, written and directed by Theodore Witcher. The week is full of dance, music and food – including a special reception with Mr. Witcher himself. Activities for singles and couples!

Thursday, February 10 offCenter & The Soul Garden 5:30 pm - offCenter - FREE 8 pm - Concert Free after-work activities will include speed dating, and couples games with cash prize for cutest couple. Soul Garden artist to be announced. Co-presented with Charismatic Nightlife

Visit AugustWilsonCenter.org for ticket information! COST: $20

Friday, February 11 The Sanctuary Revisited featuring Eargasm 9 pm – Open Mic/Poetry Slam w/ live band and special guests Cost: $5 cover & cash bar Co-presented by The Minority Networking Exchange

Saturday, February 12 Love Jones Film Screening 6:30 pm – Reception w/ Theodore Witcher, writer and director of Love Jones. Tickets: $15 8 pm – Screening, special performance by August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble. Cost: $1 Q&A moderated by Hollywood Producer Leah Keith Sunday, February 13 Brunch & Steppers Set/Soul Line Dancing 3 pm – Brunch 4 pm – Line Dancing and Steppers Compete Join Roland Ford & Friends for an afternoon of soulful and inspirational stepping. Cash prize for best couple (judged on outfit and dance skills). Seating is limited. Cost: $30 per couple; $20 individuals Thursday, February 17 offCenter with Special Guest Curator Vanessa German 5 pm COST: FREE w/ cash bar & food available for purchase.

Juan and John February 18-19, 8 pm Tickets: $20 Created and Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith. It’s 1965 and there’s a riot going on. Watts and Vietnam are burning, and so is La República Dominicana. In California, it’s Major League Baseball pitcher Juan Marichal and the San Francisco Giants vs. catcher Johnny Roseboro and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Roger Guenveur Smith and Marc Anthony Thompson, the Obie-winning creators of A Huey P. Newton Story, return with new work inspired by the ancient themes of rage, retribution and redemption.

For tickets call 412.456.6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square, The Center or buy on-line at CulturalDistrict.org

UPRISE: Raising Black Men May 5-7, 8 pm Tickets: $20

GROUP DISCOUNTS: 412.471.6930

An enriching and enlightening community theater production thread together from stories told to us by and about African American men and boys. Hear them tell their own stories, much like last year’s successful production of “Women of the Hill.” The creative process is led by M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (Men Under Guidance Acting Before Early Extinction) two Mississippi based artists who have created community-based projects around nation since 1997.

Nora Chipaumire with Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited Tuesday, March 8, 8 pm Tickets: $20 Lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rains will break: gukurahundi takes on another Africa, one that is neither pleading nor begging, an Africa in conversation with itself, asking difficult questions, and celebrating its achievements and humanity. This new dance work dedicated to Africa’s great cities features performances by Nora Chipaumire and Souleymane Badolo, formerly of the West African dance company Salia ni Seydou. It is the creation of one of the most exciting choreographers on the scene today in collaboration with master musician Thomas Mapfumo and his band, The Blacks Unlimited. Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Saturday, April 2, 8 pm Tickets: $20-$30 Under the astute direction of trumpeter extraordinaire Sean Jones, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra returns to The Center for its third performance of the season. This spring concert features the world premiere performance of a new orchestral work commissioned by Jimmy Heath.

First Voice: A Pittsburgh International Black Arts Festival May 19-22 Tickets: $20-$30 The third annual First Voice festival showcases an innovative and eclectic blend of performances and installations by African American artists, featuring the second class of August Wilson Center Fellows. The festival includes theater, music, film, spoken word, dance, hip hop, visual arts, educational activities and much more created by the Fellows. Special performances by The Foreign Exchange and Kyle Abraham. For a full list of events visit AugustWilsonCenter.org. THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE with YahZarah, Darien Brockington, Zo! & live band Friday, May 20, 8 pm Recently named one of “5 Rising Indie Artists” by JET Magazine, The Foreign Exchange is a R&B/electronica/hip hop duo consisting of American rapper/singer Phonte Coleman and Dutch producer Nicolay. The group’s new album, Authenticity, came out in October and extends the percolating and idiosyncratic rhythms of 2008’s Leave It All Behind.

Get your after work chill on select Thursdays when The Center’s café space is transformed into a place where the sophisticated urbanite can experience some of the most dynamic entertainment in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. For details and to RSVP e-mail programming@AugustWilsonCenter.org.

Yes! I would like to support the August Wilson Center for African American Culture (You may add your contribution to your ticket purchase total.) $50

$250

$500

Name(s) as you would like to appear in print I wish to remain anonymous Add my name to The Center’s e-mail list:

Be part of the discussion and the solutions when American Urban Radio Networks and the August Wilson Center present the second of four live radio broadcast town hall meetings with host Bev Smith, the “Queen of Late Night Talk.” *

$100

Other Amount $

Town Hall Meeting with Bev Smith Friday, March 11, 7 pm FREE*

For membership and donor inquiries, please contact the Development Office at 412.338.8723.

Tickets must be picked up at August Wilson Center Box Office. Limit 2 per person.

EXHIBITIONS Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix Ongoing Explore African American contributions to the cultural life of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Hip Hop History: Highlights from The Paradise Collection Through March 2011

offCenter

Deepen your connection to the August Wilson Center with a generous tax-deductible donation. Your support ensures The Center is able to identify local talent, attract internationally recognized artists, and invite people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about the rich legacy of African American art and culture.

This highly anticipated reading series will feature plays from Pulitzer Prize-winning and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, along with works by new up and coming playwrights. Readers will include local actors and celebrities as well as an occasional nationally renowned actor.

Wood sculptor Thad Mosley digs deep into art history, jazz, heritage and himself to create emotive, freestanding sculptures.

Los Muñequitos de Matanzas Thursday, April 28, 8 pm Tickets: $20-$30

Keep us At The Center of It All

August Wilson Reading Round Table First Monday of each month 7 pm FREE

Sculptures by Thaddeus G. Mosley Ongoing

Mr. Heath’s new work was commissioned with partial support through Meet The Composer’s National Commissioners Network.

It has been said that “Without rumba, there is no Cuba and without Cuba, there is no rumba.” Performers for more than 50 years, Los Muñequitos visits Pittsburgh during their first U.S. tour in over a decade. The musicians and dancers of Los Muñequitos are recognized as members of one of the most vital ensembles to sustain and popularize the African roots of Cuban culture.

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Saturday, May 21, 8 pm Pittsburgh-born choreographer Kyle Abraham intertwines his sensual and stimulating movement vocabulary with a strong understanding of music. Abraham’s celebrated works manipulate the bases of human behavior and emotion onstage, evoking twisted worlds and storylines. He promises to reacquaint fans and provide great thrills for first-time viewers.

Paradise Gray was an active participant in the hip hop community from its humble beginnings in the South Bronx. This presentation is a snapshot from his perspective and collection. New York is the epicenter of hip hop with its founding fathers the pioneering deejays Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc and Grand Master Flash. This archival collection of b-boy memorabilia celebrates hip hop’s birth, a date widely accepted as November 12, 1974.

Bridging the Blood:Your Blood Line is Mine Through July 2011 This mixed media exhibition features works from Pittsburgh’s native son and accomplished visual artist Anire Mosley. This former August Wilson Fellow was commissioned by the Central Blood Bank and the Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) to create a longstanding exhibit that visually portrays their “Bridging the Blood” community outreach campaign. This collection of carefully crafted drawings, paintings and intricate collages represents the history and various faces of those in need of blood donation in the African American community. The powerful exhibit is accompanied by a minidocumentary produced for the same campaign.

In My Father’s House Through June 2011 Discover the ways African Americans collect and preserve their culture. Made possible through the generosity of UPMC, with additional major support from H.J. Heinz Company Foundation and FedEx Ground, this mixed-media exhibition uses the visual art and material culture of people of African descent, from heirlooms and fine art to political memorabilia and digital media, to explore how the past influences the present, helping to weave a community together from generation to generation.


To join the AWCorps and serve as an intern, volunteer or docent at The Center, contact AWCorps@AugustWilsonCenter.org or call 412.338.8730. The AWCorps program supports The Center’s goal to provide quality African American arts and cultural experiences to the general public. Corps members play a major role in this goal by donating their skills to assist with events, outreach, cultivation programs and administrative tasks. The August Wilson Center extends grateful appreciation to the following contributors of major support during the 2011 winter/spring season:

Seniors & Students (with ID) – $3 Members & Children ages 5 and under – Free

Suggested Donation Adults – $5 Children ages 6-12 – $2

For tickets call 412.456.6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square,The Center or buy on-line at CulturalDistrict.org Group discounts: 412.471.6930

Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additional Hours on Performance Days Mondays, Sundays & Major Holidays: Closed

GALLERY HOURS and ADMISSION

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON

More information about the August Wilson Center is available at AugustWilsonCenter.org or by calling 412.258.2700. From its new home in a vibrant Cultural District, the sleekly modern August Wilson Center offers multiple exhibition galleries, a 486-seat theater for performances in all genres, an education center for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, unique shopping, and dazzling spaces for community programs and events. The Center is a place like no other for experiencing theater, dance, music, history, film, literature, visual art, interactive education and spectacular entertainment, all under one roof. One of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture engages regional and national audiences in its mission of preserving, presenting, interpreting, celebrating and shaping the art, culture and history of African Americans in Western Pennsylvania and people of African descent throughout the world.

980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Celebrating the Lives of African American Men & Boys

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON ✁

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON EVENTS The Dynamic Men of Dance… Celebrating the Black Man Friday, January 21, 8 pm Sunday, January 23, 3 pm* Tickets: $20-$30 The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble partners with Kyle Abraham, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Antonio Brown to bring the most exciting, cuttingedge and dynamic male choreographic voices to Pittsburgh. AWCDE, The Center’s resident company, will debut their pieces as a part of our year-long celebration of the Black Man. * Price for January 23: Pay-What-You-Can! Simply pay what you can to be admitted.

Love Jones Week February 10-17 Share love. Give love. Express love. Join The Center as we present several events based around the popular 1997 romantic drama film Love Jones, written and directed by Theodore Witcher. The week is full of dance, music and food – including a special reception with Mr. Witcher himself. Activities for singles and couples!

Thursday, February 10 offCenter & The Soul Garden 5:30 pm - offCenter - FREE 8 pm - Concert Free after-work activities will include speed dating, and couples games with cash prize for cutest couple. Soul Garden artist to be announced. Co-presented with Charismatic Nightlife

Visit AugustWilsonCenter.org for ticket information! COST: $20

Friday, February 11 The Sanctuary Revisited featuring Eargasm 9 pm – Open Mic/Poetry Slam w/ live band and special guests Cost: $5 cover & cash bar Co-presented by The Minority Networking Exchange

Saturday, February 12 Love Jones Film Screening 6:30 pm – Reception w/ Theodore Witcher, writer and director of Love Jones. Tickets: $15 8 pm – Screening, special performance by August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble. Cost: $1 Q&A moderated by Hollywood Producer Leah Keith Sunday, February 13 Brunch & Steppers Set/Soul Line Dancing 3 pm – Brunch 4 pm – Line Dancing and Steppers Compete Join Roland Ford & Friends for an afternoon of soulful and inspirational stepping. Cash prize for best couple (judged on outfit and dance skills). Seating is limited. Cost: $30 per couple; $20 individuals Thursday, February 17 offCenter with Special Guest Curator Vanessa German 5 pm COST: FREE w/ cash bar & food available for purchase.

Juan and John February 18-19, 8 pm Tickets: $20 Created and Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith. It’s 1965 and there’s a riot going on. Watts and Vietnam are burning, and so is La República Dominicana. In California, it’s Major League Baseball pitcher Juan Marichal and the San Francisco Giants vs. catcher Johnny Roseboro and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Roger Guenveur Smith and Marc Anthony Thompson, the Obie-winning creators of A Huey P. Newton Story, return with new work inspired by the ancient themes of rage, retribution and redemption.

For tickets call 412.456.6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square, The Center or buy on-line at CulturalDistrict.org

UPRISE: Raising Black Men May 5-7, 8 pm Tickets: $20

GROUP DISCOUNTS: 412.471.6930

An enriching and enlightening community theater production thread together from stories told to us by and about African American men and boys. Hear them tell their own stories, much like last year’s successful production of “Women of the Hill.” The creative process is led by M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (Men Under Guidance Acting Before Early Extinction) two Mississippi based artists who have created community-based projects around nation since 1997.

Nora Chipaumire with Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited Tuesday, March 8, 8 pm Tickets: $20 Lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rains will break: gukurahundi takes on another Africa, one that is neither pleading nor begging, an Africa in conversation with itself, asking difficult questions, and celebrating its achievements and humanity. This new dance work dedicated to Africa’s great cities features performances by Nora Chipaumire and Souleymane Badolo, formerly of the West African dance company Salia ni Seydou. It is the creation of one of the most exciting choreographers on the scene today in collaboration with master musician Thomas Mapfumo and his band, The Blacks Unlimited. Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Saturday, April 2, 8 pm Tickets: $20-$30 Under the astute direction of trumpeter extraordinaire Sean Jones, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra returns to The Center for its third performance of the season. This spring concert features the world premiere performance of a new orchestral work commissioned by Jimmy Heath.

First Voice: A Pittsburgh International Black Arts Festival May 19-22 Tickets: $20-$30 The third annual First Voice festival showcases an innovative and eclectic blend of performances and installations by African American artists, featuring the second class of August Wilson Center Fellows. The festival includes theater, music, film, spoken word, dance, hip hop, visual arts, educational activities and much more created by the Fellows. Special performances by The Foreign Exchange and Kyle Abraham. For a full list of events visit AugustWilsonCenter.org. THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE with YahZarah, Darien Brockington, Zo! & live band Friday, May 20, 8 pm Recently named one of “5 Rising Indie Artists” by JET Magazine, The Foreign Exchange is a R&B/electronica/hip hop duo consisting of American rapper/singer Phonte Coleman and Dutch producer Nicolay. The group’s new album, Authenticity, came out in October and extends the percolating and idiosyncratic rhythms of 2008’s Leave It All Behind.

Get your after work chill on select Thursdays when The Center’s café space is transformed into a place where the sophisticated urbanite can experience some of the most dynamic entertainment in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. For details and to RSVP e-mail programming@AugustWilsonCenter.org.

Yes! I would like to support the August Wilson Center for African American Culture (You may add your contribution to your ticket purchase total.) $50

$250

$500

Name(s) as you would like to appear in print I wish to remain anonymous Add my name to The Center’s e-mail list:

Be part of the discussion and the solutions when American Urban Radio Networks and the August Wilson Center present the second of four live radio broadcast town hall meetings with host Bev Smith, the “Queen of Late Night Talk.” *

$100

Other Amount $

Town Hall Meeting with Bev Smith Friday, March 11, 7 pm FREE*

For membership and donor inquiries, please contact the Development Office at 412.338.8723.

Tickets must be picked up at August Wilson Center Box Office. Limit 2 per person.

EXHIBITIONS Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix Ongoing Explore African American contributions to the cultural life of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Hip Hop History: Highlights from The Paradise Collection Through March 2011

offCenter

Deepen your connection to the August Wilson Center with a generous tax-deductible donation. Your support ensures The Center is able to identify local talent, attract internationally recognized artists, and invite people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about the rich legacy of African American art and culture.

This highly anticipated reading series will feature plays from Pulitzer Prize-winning and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, along with works by new up and coming playwrights. Readers will include local actors and celebrities as well as an occasional nationally renowned actor.

Wood sculptor Thad Mosley digs deep into art history, jazz, heritage and himself to create emotive, freestanding sculptures.

Los Muñequitos de Matanzas Thursday, April 28, 8 pm Tickets: $20-$30

Keep us At The Center of It All

August Wilson Reading Round Table First Monday of each month 7 pm FREE

Sculptures by Thaddeus G. Mosley Ongoing

Mr. Heath’s new work was commissioned with partial support through Meet The Composer’s National Commissioners Network.

It has been said that “Without rumba, there is no Cuba and without Cuba, there is no rumba.” Performers for more than 50 years, Los Muñequitos visits Pittsburgh during their first U.S. tour in over a decade. The musicians and dancers of Los Muñequitos are recognized as members of one of the most vital ensembles to sustain and popularize the African roots of Cuban culture.

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Saturday, May 21, 8 pm Pittsburgh-born choreographer Kyle Abraham intertwines his sensual and stimulating movement vocabulary with a strong understanding of music. Abraham’s celebrated works manipulate the bases of human behavior and emotion onstage, evoking twisted worlds and storylines. He promises to reacquaint fans and provide great thrills for first-time viewers.

Paradise Gray was an active participant in the hip hop community from its humble beginnings in the South Bronx. This presentation is a snapshot from his perspective and collection. New York is the epicenter of hip hop with its founding fathers the pioneering deejays Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc and Grand Master Flash. This archival collection of b-boy memorabilia celebrates hip hop’s birth, a date widely accepted as November 12, 1974.

Bridging the Blood:Your Blood Line is Mine Through July 2011 This mixed media exhibition features works from Pittsburgh’s native son and accomplished visual artist Anire Mosley. This former August Wilson Fellow was commissioned by the Central Blood Bank and the Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) to create a longstanding exhibit that visually portrays their “Bridging the Blood” community outreach campaign. This collection of carefully crafted drawings, paintings and intricate collages represents the history and various faces of those in need of blood donation in the African American community. The powerful exhibit is accompanied by a minidocumentary produced for the same campaign.

In My Father’s House Through June 2011 Discover the ways African Americans collect and preserve their culture. Made possible through the generosity of UPMC, with additional major support from H.J. Heinz Company Foundation and FedEx Ground, this mixed-media exhibition uses the visual art and material culture of people of African descent, from heirlooms and fine art to political memorabilia and digital media, to explore how the past influences the present, helping to weave a community together from generation to generation.


To join the AWCorps and serve as an intern, volunteer or docent at The Center, contact AWCorps@AugustWilsonCenter.org or call 412.338.8730. The AWCorps program supports The Center’s goal to provide quality African American arts and cultural experiences to the general public. Corps members play a major role in this goal by donating their skills to assist with events, outreach, cultivation programs and administrative tasks. Suggested Donation Adults – $5 Children ages 6-12 – $2

Seniors & Students (with ID) – $3 Members & Children ages 5 and under – Free

Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additional Hours on Performance Days Mondays, Sundays & Major Holidays: Closed

GALLERY HOURS and ADMISSION More information about the August Wilson Center is available at AugustWilsonCenter.org or by calling 412.258.2700.

The August Wilson Center extends grateful appreciation to the following contributors of major support during the 2011 winter/spring season:

For tickets call 412.456.6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square,The Center or buy on-line at CulturalDistrict.org Group discounts: 412.471.6930

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON

From its new home in a vibrant Cultural District, the sleekly modern August Wilson Center offers multiple exhibition galleries, a 486-seat theater for performances in all genres, an education center for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, unique shopping, and dazzling spaces for community programs and events. The Center is a place like no other for experiencing theater, dance, music, history, film, literature, visual art, interactive education and spectacular entertainment, all under one roof. One of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture engages regional and national audiences in its mission of preserving, presenting, interpreting, celebrating and shaping the art, culture and history of African Americans in Western Pennsylvania and people of African descent throughout the world. 980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Celebrating the Lives of African American Men & Boys

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON ✁

2011 WINTER/SPRING SEASON EVENTS The Dynamic Men of Dance… Celebrating the Black Man Friday, January 21, 8 pm Sunday, January 23, 3 pm* Tickets: $20-$30

Friday, February 11 The Sanctuary Revisited featuring Eargasm 9 pm – Open Mic/Poetry Slam w/ live band and special guests Cost: $5 cover & cash bar Co-presented by The Minority Networking Exchange

The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble partners with Kyle Abraham, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Antonio Brown to bring the most exciting, cuttingedge and dynamic male choreographic voices to Pittsburgh. AWCDE, The Center’s resident company, will debut their pieces as a part of our year-long celebration of the Black Man. * Price for January 23: Pay-What-You-Can! Simply pay what you can to be admitted.

Saturday, February 12 Love Jones Film Screening 6:30 pm – Reception w/ Theodore Witcher, writer and director of Love Jones. Tickets: $15 8 pm – Screening, special performance by August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble. Cost: $1 Q&A moderated by Hollywood Producer Leah Keith Sunday, February 13 Brunch & Steppers Set/Soul Line Dancing 3 pm – Brunch 4 pm – Line Dancing and Steppers Compete Join Roland Ford & Friends for an afternoon of soulful and inspirational stepping. Cash prize for best couple (judged on outfit and dance skills). Seating is limited.

Love Jones Week February 10-17 Share love. Give love. Express love. Join The Center as we present several events based around the popular 1997 romantic drama film Love Jones, written and directed by Theodore Witcher. The week is full of dance, music and food – including a special reception with Mr. Witcher himself. Activities for singles and couples!

Thursday, February 10 offCenter & The Soul Garden

Cost: $30 per couple; $20 individuals Thursday, February 17 offCenter with Special Guest Curator Vanessa German 5 pm COST: FREE w/ cash bar & food available for purchase.

Juan and John February 18-19, 8 pm Tickets: $20 Created and Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith.

5:30 pm - offCenter - FREE 8 pm - Concert Free after-work activities will include speed dating, and couples games with cash prize for cutest couple. Soul Garden artist to be announced. Co-presented with Charismatic Nightlife

Visit AugustWilsonCenter.org for ticket information! COST: $20

It’s 1965 and there’s a riot going on. Watts and Vietnam are burning, and so is La República Dominicana. In California, it’s Major League Baseball pitcher Juan Marichal and the San Francisco Giants vs. catcher Johnny Roseboro and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Roger Guenveur Smith and Marc Anthony Thompson, the Obie-winning creators of A Huey P. Newton Story, return with new work inspired by the ancient themes of rage, retribution and redemption.

For tickets call 412.456.6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square, The Center or buy on-line at CulturalDistrict.org GROUP DISCOUNTS: 412.471.6930

Nora Chipaumire with Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited Tuesday, March 8, 8 pm Tickets: $20 Lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rains will break: gukurahundi takes on another Africa, one that is neither pleading nor begging, an Africa in conversation with itself, asking difficult questions, and celebrating its achievements and humanity. This new dance work dedicated to Africa’s great cities features performances by Nora Chipaumire and Souleymane Badolo, formerly of the West African dance company Salia ni Seydou. It is the creation of one of the most exciting choreographers on the scene today in collaboration with master musician Thomas Mapfumo and his band, The Blacks Unlimited. Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Saturday, April 2, 8 pm Tickets: $20-$30 Under the astute direction of trumpeter extraordinaire Sean Jones, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra returns to The Center for its third performance of the season. This spring concert features the world premiere performance of a new orchestral work commissioned by Jimmy Heath.

UPRISE: Raising Black Men May 5-7, 8 pm Tickets: $20 An enriching and enlightening community theater production thread together from stories told to us by and about African American men and boys. Hear them tell their own stories, much like last year’s successful production of “Women of the Hill.” The creative process is led by M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (Men Under Guidance Acting Before Early Extinction) two Mississippi based artists who have created community-based projects around nation since 1997.

First Voice: A Pittsburgh International Black Arts Festival May 19-22 Tickets: $20-$30 The third annual First Voice festival showcases an innovative and eclectic blend of performances and installations by African American artists, featuring the second class of August Wilson Center Fellows. The festival includes theater, music, film, spoken word, dance, hip hop, visual arts, educational activities and much more created by the Fellows. Special performances by The Foreign Exchange and Kyle Abraham. For a full list of events visit AugustWilsonCenter.org. THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE with YahZarah, Darien Brockington, Zo! & live band Friday, May 20, 8 pm Recently named one of “5 Rising Indie Artists” by JET Magazine, The Foreign Exchange is a R&B/electronica/hip hop duo consisting of American rapper/singer Phonte Coleman and Dutch producer Nicolay. The group’s new album, Authenticity, came out in October and extends the percolating and idiosyncratic rhythms of 2008’s Leave It All Behind.

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Saturday, May 21, 8 pm Pittsburgh-born choreographer Kyle Abraham intertwines his sensual and stimulating movement vocabulary with a strong understanding of music. Abraham’s celebrated works manipulate the bases of human behavior and emotion onstage, evoking twisted worlds and storylines. He promises to reacquaint fans and provide great thrills for first-time viewers.

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Bridging the Blood:Your Blood Line is Mine Through July 2011

Wood sculptor Thad Mosley digs deep into art history, jazz, heritage and himself to create emotive, freestanding sculptures.

Hip Hop History: Highlights from The Paradise Collection Through March 2011

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Deepen your connection to the August Wilson Center with a generous tax-deductible donation. Your support ensures The Center is able to identify local talent, attract internationally recognized artists, and invite people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about the rich legacy of African American art and culture.

August Wilson Reading Round Table First Monday of each month 7 pm FREE

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This highly anticipated reading series will feature plays from Pulitzer Prize-winning and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, along with works by new up and coming playwrights. Readers will include local actors and celebrities as well as an occasional nationally renowned actor.

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Town Hall Meeting with Bev Smith Friday, March 11, 7 pm FREE* Be part of the discussion and the solutions when American Urban Radio Networks and the August Wilson Center present the second of four live radio broadcast town hall meetings with host Bev Smith, the “Queen of Late Night Talk.” *

EXHIBITIONS Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix Ongoing Explore African American contributions to the cultural life of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Sculptures by Thaddeus G. Mosley Ongoing

Mr. Heath’s new work was commissioned with partial support through Meet The Composer’s National Commissioners Network.

Los Muñequitos de Matanzas Thursday, April 28, 8 pm Tickets: $20-$30 It has been said that “Without rumba, there is no Cuba and without Cuba, there is no rumba.” Performers for more than 50 years, Los Muñequitos visits Pittsburgh during their first U.S. tour in over a decade. The musicians and dancers of Los Muñequitos are recognized as members of one of the most vital ensembles to sustain and popularize the African roots of Cuban culture.

Get your after work chill on select Thursdays when The Center’s café space is transformed into a place where the sophisticated urbanite can experience some of the most dynamic entertainment in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. For details and to RSVP e-mail programming@AugustWilsonCenter.org.

Paradise Gray was an active participant in the hip hop community from its humble beginnings in the South Bronx. This presentation is a snapshot from his perspective and collection. New York is the epicenter of hip hop with its founding fathers the pioneering deejays Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc and Grand Master Flash. This archival collection of b-boy memorabilia celebrates hip hop’s birth, a date widely accepted as November 12, 1974.

This mixed media exhibition features works from Pittsburgh’s native son and accomplished visual artist Anire Mosley. This former August Wilson Fellow was commissioned by the Central Blood Bank and the Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) to create a longstanding exhibit that visually portrays their “Bridging the Blood” community outreach campaign. This collection of carefully crafted drawings, paintings and intricate collages represents the history and various faces of those in need of blood donation in the African American community. The powerful exhibit is accompanied by a minidocumentary produced for the same campaign.

In My Father’s House Through June 2011 Discover the ways African Americans collect and preserve their culture. Made possible through the generosity of UPMC, with additional major support from H.J. Heinz Company Foundation and FedEx Ground, this mixed-media exhibition uses the visual art and material culture of people of African descent, from heirlooms and fine art to political memorabilia and digital media, to explore how the past influences the present, helping to weave a community together from generation to generation.

August Wilson Center Winter/Spring Season Brochure  

Description of events and exhibits for the 2011 winter/spring season at the August Wilson Center.

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