August Wilson was a prolific playwright who eloquently chronicled African American life. A Pittsburgh native, his most celebrated achievement is a
10-play cycle often referred to as the Pittsburgh Cycle, where each play is
set in a different decade of the 20th century. All but one of the plays is
set in Pittsburgh's Hill District neighborhood, where Wilson was raised.
Each play depicts the love, lives, comedies, triumphs and tragedies of the
African American experience.
Biographical Sketch of AUGUST WILSON
A timeline of August Wilson
Re-cap of the Pittsburgh Cycle of plays by August Wilson