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Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two
2700 S Lang Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Avant Bard Theatre Office
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Arlington, VA 22206
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How I Learned What I Learned

by August Wilson

How I Learned What I Learned
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Dec 1 – 19, 2021

From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes a one-man show that chronicles his life as a Black artist in the Hill District in Pittsburgh. From stories about his first jobs to his first loves and his experiences with racism, Wilson recounts his life from his roots to the completion of The American Century Cycle. How I Learned What I Learned gives an inside look into one of the most celebrated playwriting voices of the twentieth century.


Actor: William T. Newman Jr.*

Production Team

Director: DeMone Seraphin^
Set Designer: Megan Holden
Lighting and Projections Designer: John D. Alexander
Costume Designer: Paris Francesca
Props Designer: Liz Long
Sound Designer/Composer: David Lamont Wilson
Stage Manager: Laura Schlachtmeyer
Production Photos: DJ Corey Photography

Technical Team

Technical Director: Jarrod DiGiorgi
Master Electrician, Projections Assistant: Christion Jones
Carpenter: Greg Bodine
Carpenter: Jeff Campbell
Rigger: Holden Gunster
Electrician: Kat Darnell

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

^ Avant Bard Theatre Producing Partner