How I Learned What I Learned, Written by August Wilson, co-conceived and directed by Todd Kreidler, in collaboration with and featuring Ruben Santiago-Hudson


This solo show, featuring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, shares August Wilson’s personal stories about his encounters with racism, music, love, violence, and life-changing friendships as a young poet in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Directed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s long-time collaborator Todd Kreidler, August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned charts one man’s journey of self-discovery and what it means to be a black artist in America.

Pictured above: Ruben Santiago-Hudson in August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned. Photo by Joan Marcus.
November 5 - December 29, 2013
Running Time
1 hour 20 minutes
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre


Ruben Santiago-Hudson


Scenic and Projection Design
David Gallo
Costume Design
Constanza Romero
Lighting Design
Thom Weaver
Sound Design
Dan Moses Schreier
Production Stage Manager
Winnie Y. Lok

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