KCUR Arts
1:56 pm
Wed October 5, 2005

New Letters on the Air: Remembering August Wilson

August Wilson, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who died October 2nd, was known for his plays depicting African-American life. New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam talked to Wilson in 2002.

Kansas City, MO – August Wilson, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who died October 2nd, was known for his plays depicting African-American life. His goal was to write a play for each decade of the twentieth century, and he finished the last one earlier this year. In 2002, he visited the Missouri Repertory Theatre (now known as the Kansas City Repertory Theatre) for the staging of Joe Turner?s Come and Gone. New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam talked with Wilson about his organic approach to playwriting and his literary influences.

The entire interview can be heard Sunday at 6 am on 89.3 FM and it's also available at New Letters on the Air.

Recent articles about August Wilson in Village Voice,

Christian Science Monitor
, and the Kansas City Star