Ericka Ratcliff shares her experience with Congo Square Theatre

What does August Wilson mean to the Black actors of theater?

August Wilson is the standard. I feel like his work is so important because he put Black lives on stage in such an eloquent, but also regular way. It’s not foreign to anyone, any culture can tap into what it’s like to have a family feud, or to have a sibling that is hard to deal with. Someone passing in your life and haunting you. We all can tap into the themes of August’s work, but still, at the end of the day, it is ultra Black. It is the ultra Black experience. And I think because August Wilson’s work is so specific is why it is so universal. The more specific you can make your work, the more universal the reach is for folks to embrace it and enjoy it.

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