Kwame Kwei-Armah

chooses the play Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wilson

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Actor, Director and Writer
Plays include Elmina's Kitchen and Statement of Regret. Acted in BBC1's Casualty 1999 - 2004. Awarded OBE in 2012. Now Artistic Director of Centerstage, Baltimore.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wilson

Kwame Kwei-Armah chooses Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1984), a play by August Wilson (1945 - 2005) and the second installment of his decade-by-decade chronicle of the African-American experience, The Pittsburgh Cycle. Presented by Mark Lawson.

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From the Archive

August Wilson

Playwright August Wilson talks to Mark Lawson about his career.

From Front Row 9 Oct 2011

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James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones on starring in Wilson's play about baseball, Fences. Presented by Rana Mitter.

From Night Waves 5 Jan 2010

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Paulette Randall

Theatre director Paulette Randall on the female characters in Wilson's play Gem of the Ocean.

From Woman's Hour 10 Jan 2006

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Kwame Kwei-Armah

Kwame Kwei-Armah on why he underwent 18 interviews to get his new job at Centerstage, Baltimore.

From Front Row 6 May 2013

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