"One of the beautiful things about his work is that, with being so specific, it makes it universal. And that's clever."
Theatre and TV director Paulette Randall and actor Tanya Moodie discuss August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fences. Written as part of Wilson’s 'Pittsburgh Cycle', Fences explores the African-American experience through the eyes of Troy, a 53-year-old trash collector who is struggling to provide for his family.
Randall directed Fences in 2014, making her the first Black female director to open a show in the West End, while Moodie took on the role of Rose, Troy's wife. Both provide insight into the rehearsal process, narrative and key themes of the play, with Randall reflecting on her personal experience of working directly with Wilson.