James Ijames - Gem Of The Ocean - Part 1

On today’s podcast, we caught up with James Ijames, director of August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” at Arden Theatre Company. James makes everyone think a little bit deeper about the intentions of characters and the worlds they inhabit. We talk about crafting a vision on an already layered piece, sharing that vision with an amazing design team, audience responses and the through-lines of Wilson’s work.

ABOUT GEM OF THE OCEAN

Set in 1904, this first installment of August Wilson’s The American Century Cycle journeys to Pittsburgh’s Hill District and tells a mystical story of freedom, justice and redemption.

So, here is part one of my interview with James Ijames. For part 2, head on over to “Rep Radio

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