Thoughts from our

Artistic Director

Laurie Freed, PMTC Artistic Director

August Wilson has come to be known as America's Black Shakespeare. Born in 1945, he died way too young in 2005. There could have been so, so many more plays. But, we are thankful for those he did write. His Pittsburgh Cycle of plays chronicles 100 years of African American heritage and experiences. 


Wilson stated, "I think my plays offer white Americans a different way to look at Black Americans... a black garbage man's life is affected by the same things [as a white person's] - love, honor, beauty, betrayal, duty... and can affect how they think about and deal with black people in their lives."


Wilson believed he had an obligation to minorities and felt strongly that minorities be allowed to participate in the making of America's culture. He emphasized that theatre is important for all African Americans; it is through the theatre that their lives can change and also help them to better understand who they were, who they are, and who they can be.


It is Peace Mountain Theatre's distinct privilege to be presenting August Wilson's Radio Golf, the last play in his Pittsburgh Cycle. We look forward to seeing you at one of the performances [February 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27].


I wish you a Happy New Year, filled with good Health and Peace!