American Masters

August Wilson in Seattle

Clip: Season 29 Episode 2 | 1m 57s

In 1990, August Wilson and his wife, costume designer Constanza Romero, moved to Seattle. After his death in 2005, the Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Seattle Center honored the playwright by naming a promenade August Wilson Way, which includes a doorway portal and a quote from Wilson's play King Hedley II (1991). Romero tells the story of August Wilson Way in this film outtake.

Aired: 02/20/15

Rating: NR

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