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American Ballet Theatre - About American Ballet Theatre: A History

American Masters teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.

Mar 23rd, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Full Film

The first documentary about the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson premiered in February 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Wilson’s birth, the 10th anniversary of his death and Black History Month.

Feb 21st, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Costume Design for August Wilson's Plays

Constanza Romero was the costume designer for many August Wilson plays, and also the playwright's widow. She shares how design came about for several plays.

Feb 19th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - August Wilson on Beginning with Dialogue

Playwright August Wilson describes how his creative process begins with dialogue that guides his development of characters and plot.

Feb 19th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Behind the Scenes with James Earl Jones

See behind-the-scenes footage of film director Sam Pollard meeting with actor James Earl Jones, who won a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Fences

Feb 13th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Music in August Wilson's Work

Learn how Kathryn Bostic scored August Wilson's plays and the film August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand; what songs Wynton Marsalis played at Wilson's funeral; and how actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson became a blues harmonica player.

Feb 12th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Panel Discussion with Phylicia Rashad, Moderated by Filmmaker Sam Pollard

Film director Sam Pollard moderates a panel at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, with actors and directors Phylicia Rashad and Ruben Santiago-Hudson; Constanza Romero, Wilson’s widow and costume designer; and Rich Blint, Ph.D., Columbia University School of the Arts.

Feb 11th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - August Wilson's Youth

August Wilson and his sisters describe his early years, when he showed a love of language and learning, and suffered daily racial slurs at school.

Feb 9th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - 10-Play Cycle Scenes and Synopses

Nine of August Wilson's 10 cycle plays were mounted on Broadway, and each were nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Two won Pulitizer Prizes. Examining African-American history in the 20th century, the plays are "ultimately about love, honor, duty, betrayal," according to Wilson. Watch play scenes and learn about each in a short synopsis.

Feb 5th, 2015 | 0 comments
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