African American Cultural Center: Jitney (Fall 2016)

Arts One students were priveleged to see one of the ten Pittsburgh Century Cycle plays about black life by August Wilson.

Set in 1970 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh that is served by a makeshift taxi company, Jitney is the first of the cycle plays that Wilson wrote and, taking place in 1977, the only one scribed in the decade in which it is set. The actors, including Director Willie W. Judson, Jr. as Becker, gave a phenomenal performance that captured the spirit and style of the era and powerfully conveyed the emotion of Wilson's play.

Written by August Wilson

Directed by Willie W. Judson Jr. 

Early fall, 1977. A gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Winner! New York Drama Critics Award for Best New Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off Broadway Play. 

August Wilson is the recipient of the 1986 Whiting Award for Drama.

Arts One students with the cast of Jitneyl (Oct. 7, 2016)