Bay Area Theater

Delroy Lindo, 2008: On August Wilson

Delroy Lindo, noted actor and theatre director, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded November 2008.

Delroy Lindo is a giant of American theatre, film and television. After two early film roles, he debuted on Broadway in Athol Fugard’s Master Harold and the Boys in 1982 and earned a Tony nomination for his role as Harold Loomis in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, directed by August Wilson.

He has carved an impressive career in film, appearing in such movies as Get Shorty and Cider House Rules and in television, where he is currently a regular on The Good Fight. He has appeared in four films directed by Spike Lee, Crooklyn, Malcolm X, Clockers and the new Netflix film, Da 5 Bloods.

In the fall of 2008, he directed a production of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at Berkeley Rep, and in this interview he discusses his direction of the play, his career and his affinity for the work of August Wilson. The interview originally aired on KPFA on November 14, 2008.




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