20th Annual Black and Latino Playwrights Conference including Tribute to August Wilson , Texas State University, August 29 - September 4, 2022
TEXAS STATE’S DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE HOSTS 20th ANNUAL
BLACK AND LATINO PLAYWRIGHTS CELEBRATION
Texas State’s Department of Theatre and Dance, in collaboration with Humanities Texas is hosting the 20th annual Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration (BLPC)
from Aug. 29- Sept. 4, 2022
Celebrating its 20th year, BLPC will feature a tribute to the 2022 Distinguished Achievement honoree, August Wilson, with special guest Todd Kreidler. Additionally, BLPC will host a playwriting workshop, and two staged readings of new works.
August Wilson was an esteemed Pulitzer Prize award-winning playwright known for a series of 10 plays called The Pittsburgh Cycle. Wilson was affectionally known as the theatre’s poet of Black America was posthumously inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2006. The tribute to Wilson will take place on Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre. The event is open to the public with free admission.
In conjunction with BLPC, Texas state will present August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned, starring Texas State alumnus and Artist in Residence Eugene Lee. The show will run Sept. 8-23 in Evans Auditorium and tickets are available via txstatepresents.com. All revenue will go towards supporting the future of BLPC.
BLPC will host a playwriting workshop with Judy Tate on Sept. 3 at noon. This workshop is opento all writers of any level, but limited spots are available. The event is $20 for the public and $10 for students. All prospective attendees can register by visiting txstatepresents.com.
The New Play Development Reading Presentation of A Cup of Life by Kwik Jones will take place on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Recital Hall, followed by a talkback. Tickets ar $10 for the public and $7 for students.
The New Play Development Reading Presentation of Cebollas by Leonard Madrid will take place on Sept. 4 at noon in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, followed by a talkback. Tickets are$10 for the public and $7 for students.
Join us for these new play readings, a playwriting workshop, and a tribute to our distinguished playwright, August Wilson. For ticket and registration information,visit txstatepresents.com or
call (512) 245-6500.
The mission of the Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration is to celebrate the voices of Black
and Latino playwrights by developing new plays in collaboration with professional directors,
actors, and university students.
Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration
- Eugene Lee
- What: Celebrating its 20th year, BLPC will feature a tribute to the 2022 distinguished guest, August Wilson. Alongside the tribute, BLPC will host a playwriting workshop, as well as two staged readings of new works that have been selected for further development.
- Where: The Performing Arts Center 405 Moon Street, San Marcos, TX
- Parking: Special Event Parking for all fine arts events occurring is now only available in the Edward Gary Street Garage, 405 N. Edward Gary Street. The garage is located on the corner of University Drive and Edward Gary Street for a flat fee of $5 per event. Please Note: The garage attendant will only be accepting cash. Credit/debit card transactions will not be accepted for special event parking.
- When: Three Performances: Friday, Sept. 2 – Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022
- Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 4 at noon.
- Cost: $7-$20
Photo: 20th BLPC Poster by Lauren Jurgemeyer.