How I Learned What I Learned

Written by August Wilson
Co-Conceived by Todd Kreidler
Directed by Kevin Jones
Produced in partnership with the August Wilson Red Door Project

In his one-man autobiographical play, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson takes us on a journey from his days as a young poet through the completion of his acclaimed American Century Cycle. Beautifully raw, poignant, and humorous, How I Learned What I Learned reveals the man behind some of the most celebrated plays of the twentieth century.


August Wilson - Victor Mack
Charles Grant - Understudy

Creative Team

Kevin Jones – Director
Tamera Lynn - Assistant Director
David Gallo – Original Scenic & Projection Designer
Daniel Meeker – Lighting Designer
Wanda Walden – Costume Designer
Dan Moses Schreier – Original Sound Designer
Elizabeth Rothan – Vocal Coach
David Levine – Stage Manager
Oluyinka Akinjiola - Choreographer
Rory Breshears - Projections Programmer
Matt Wiens - Sound Engineer
Jenn McIntyre – Assistant Stage Manager
Christian Andrews – Technical Director

SEPT. 21 – NOV. 6

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SHOW SPONSORS:  Dave and Karen Johnson, Karen Fink

PRESENTING SEASON SPONSORS:  Harold Goldstein & Carol Streeter, Ronni Lacroute, Meyer Memorial Trust, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission

Portland Playhouse receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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