HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED
Co-Conceived and Directed by Todd Kreidler
June 7 – July 2, 2017
From the late August Wilson, one of America’s greatest playwrights and creator of award-winning titles like Fences and Jitney, comes this autobiographical tour de force. How I Learned… follows Wilson’s personal, provocative, funny and heartfelt story as a struggling writer in Pittsburgh’s Hill District and how the neighborhood inspired his cycle of plays about the African American experience.
Todd Kreidler directed August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned, and served as dramaturg for August Wilson’s Radio Golf and Gem of the Ocean in their early productions at the Huntington and other regional theatres and on Broadway. His adaptation of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner appeared at the Huntington in the fall of the 2014-2015 season. He wrote the Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, an original story featuring the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, and is writing a musical with Nikki Sixx, based on Sixx’s memoir and music, The Heroin Diaries. His stage adaptation of the film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner ran at Arena Stage in Washington, DC and premiered at True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta. Most recently, he directed How I Learned What I Learned at Off Broadway’s Signature Theatre and at Pittsburgh Public Theater. He originally directed and co-conceived the piece with Mr. Wilson performing at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2003. He co-founded the August Wilson Monologue Competition, a national program aimed at integrating August Wilson’s work into high school curriculum, of which the Huntington facilitates the Boston competition.
SCENIC & PROJECTION DESIGNER
CREATIVE CONSULTANT & COSTUME DESIGNER
Dan Moses Schreier