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An event hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Library System, a part of the University Library System's From the Hill to the Stage: Celebrating the Opening of the August Wilson Archive.

Friday, March 3, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

First Floor, Hillman Library

Join the University Library System for the grand opening of the August Wilson Archive!



Displays of Wilson's Archive including scripts and production materials of American Century Cycle plays; a sample from hundreds of writing tablets and notebooks which contain drafts of dialogue from all of Wilson’s plays along with poetry, artwork, and other writing; and other gems from the collection!

August Wilson in Place, presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of English

This digital map connects the plays of August Wilson with the textures of place (for example: music, food, and locations) through digital annotations ranging from student projects, archival objects, and media materials. August Wilson in Place serves as an example of material storytelling in our everyday world, an interactive archive in the spirit of Wilson’s work. This early version of the map project invites community and university participation. We encourage attendees to consider anew the places of Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle: what points of interest might you add to the map?

Preview of The Hill District: Resilience & Revival, a work-in-progress film made as part of Pitt's "Making the Documentary: August Wilson and the Hill" class, in collaboration with director Jumoke Davis.

Musical performances curated by Pitt Jazz Studies

Remarks by Provost Ann Cudd, Kornelia Tancheva, Hillman University Librarian and Director of the University Library System; Constanza Romero, executor of the August Wilson Estate, August Wilson's widow, and costume designer and artist; and Paul Ellis, Founding Executive Director of August Wilson House and nephew of August Wilson.

and activities to further engage you in the experiences of the August Wilson Archive!


Hillman Library is located at 3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Metered on-street parking is available on various streets surrounding the library. Parking is also available at Soldiers & Sailors Parking Garage (.2 miles from the library).

The entrance to the library is located at the Forbes Avenue address, accessed by a ramp leading from street level to the First Floor plaza.

Please email uls-events@pitt.edu with any questions or accessibility accommodation requests.

For other August Wilson Archive-related events, visit, pi.tt/AWCelebration.


Friday, March 3, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hillman Library, 1st Floor Lobby
Registration has closed.

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University of Pittsburgh Library System ULS