Actor, playwright and Tony-nominated director Marion McClinton’s authentic portrayal of the African American experience was the backbone for his long-standing relationship with Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson. As a formative member of Penumbra Theatre and Wilson’s go-to director for over a decade, McClinton helped define African American theater.

After directing on Broadway and in regional theaters for many years, McClinton returned to Minnesota where he relishes the opportunity to work with top-notch actors such as James A. Williams, Namir Smallwood and Gavin Lawrence, all cast in his 2012 rendition of The Brothers Sizemno-buttonaha1

Minnesota Music in this Segment:

Brute Heart
Big Quarters
Heiruspecs

Some Featured Actors in Images
David Alan Anderson
Lou Bellamy
Willis Burke
Ty Jones
Robbie McCauley
Marion McClinton
Lester Purry
Rebecca Rice
William Byrd Wilkins
James A. Williams
August Wilson