FOR REAL?—2016 August Wilson Monologue Regional 1st Place winner DaMya Gurley enjoys her moment with Denzel Washington. (Photos courtesy of Bill Nunn TOP)
Denzel Washington and Kenny Leon, director of “The Wiz – Live” surprised the audience at the August Wilson Monologue competition at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture recently. Both Leon and Washington are in Pittsburgh in preproduction for August Wilson’s “Fences,” which begins shooting mid-April.
FRONT AND CENTER—Above Denzel Washington and Kenny Leon pose for a group picture with all of the 8th August Wilson Monologue Competition competitors. (Photo courtesy of Bill Nunn TOP)
TALENTED TEENS—Naomi Allen, first runner-up; and Lawrence Davis, second runner-up; flank DaMya Gurley with their personal copies of “August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays.” (Photos courtesy of Bill Nunn TOP)