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The August Wilson Education Project provides fun, engaging, informative and educational opportunities to the young people of Chicago’s IMPACT Family Center. The project, designed to help students learn about August Wilson, incorporates his dramatic themes into their contemporary life experiences through a combination of activities including classes in writing, acting and stage craft, preparation for the annual August Wilson monologue competition and a trip to see The Piano Lesson performed by students at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Students are encouraged to think about the project’s primary question, “What extraordinary 21st century stories do you have to tell about yourself and your community?”
IMPACT Family Center Student Blogs
"I really love the warm-ups and the theater games because....... Read more
"August Wilson is a great writer who wrote 10 plays and they are very good because they deal with life. I think the August Wilson program will ........Read more
"I am doing a monologue of Roosevelt Hicks from Radio Golf. The idea of memorizing a monologue seems fun to me because.........Read more
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