Josh Wilder is a playwright and actor hailing from South Philadelphia. He was the first national Jerome Many Voices Fellowship recipient at The Playwrights’ Center during the 2013-14 season and is thrilled to come back as one of this year’s Jerome Fellows. His play Gravity was recently presented at the 5th annual Fire This Time Festival in New York and is published by IndieTheatreNow. Josh’s works have been developed and read at The Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Playwrights’ Center, Pillsbury House+Theater, The Alchemical Theatre Lab, The Lark, New York Theatre Workshop, The Drama League and The Great Plains Theatre Conference. Josh’s dedication to creating theatre that reflects the inner city and its stories have been integrated into his early stages of his arts education and continues to be the source of his work. Currently, he is developing a play cycle set in inner-city Philadelphia called, The Dandelion Plays. Training: BFA, Carnegie Mellon University.
Join us for a reading and discussion of Josh's play, Leftovers
Sunday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m.
Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main Street, Ashland
A free, ticketed event.
For individual and group ticket information, please contact:
(541) 482-2111 ext. 295 or [email protected]
Para información de ventas individuales y de grupo, llame:
(541) 482-2111 ext. 295 o [email protected]
Leftovers is set in inner city Philadelphia, where an abnormally huge dandelion has grown through the sidewalk in front of the house of, Jalil and Kwamaine, two brothers who are waiting for the arrival of their nonexistent father. Leftovers tell the story of the brothers as they climb the dandelion to discover the reality of their wishes and the power of forgiveness.
Playwright, Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights' Center
“Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.”
― James Baldwin