Inspiration

 

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August Wilson

“I think it was the ability of the theater to communicate ideas and extol virtues that drew me to it. And also, I was, and remain, fascinated by the idea of an audience as a community of people who gather willingly to bear witness.” “I think it was the ability of the theater to communicate ideas and extol virtues that drew me to it. And also, I was, and remain, fascinated by the idea of an audience as a community of people who gather willingly to bear witness.”


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Francesco Ferrara

 

His father formed the first Italian-American Union of coal mine workers in West Virginia. He slept on the floor of his grocery story with a baseball bat; refused to pay the men who came offering "protection". Sometimes when he was driving, his eyes would go blank remembering the trenches.