Fierce and passionate, The Ground on Which I Stand is August Wilson’s eloquent and personal call for African American artists to seize the power over their own cultural identity and to establish permanent institutions that celebrate and preserve the singular achievements of African American dramatic art and reaffirm its equal importance in contemporary American culture.
Delivered as the keynote address of Theatre Communications Group’s 11th biennial conference in June 1996, this speech refocused the agenda of that conference, and spurred months of debate about cultural diversity in the American theatre, culminating in a standing-room-only public debate at New York City’s Town Hall.
Series: Dramatic Contexts
Number Of Pages: 46
Published: 1st April 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.96 x 13.01 x 0.46
Weight (kg): 0.08