Where Stories Are Told

By Ruth Keyso '91

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Two years before famed African-American playwright August Wilson died in 2005, Polly Carl ’88, ’90M.A., drove him around the Twin Cities to see where he hung out in the early years of his career.

“August was the most important playwright who got his start at the Playwrights’ Center,” says Carl, producing artistic director of the Minneapolis-based organization. “He was a storyteller; he went on to win all of the major awards in theater. And there he was in my car, showing me the apartment where he lived, where he worked, and a couple of places where his early work was performed” in the 1980s.…

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