Can’t get enough of The Piano Lesson? Our friends at Seattle Public Library put together a reading list just for our production, with plenty of titles to feed your interest before and after the show.

To view a full annotated list and place holds on items visit
Seattle Public Library’s website.


The Piano Lesson
By August Wilson

Just Above My Head
By James Baldwin

Black Magic: Sabotage, Target Study, Black Art
Collected Poetry, 1961-1967
By Amiri Baraka

The Book of Sand
By Jorge Luis Borges

New/lost Plays
By Ed Bullins

The Price
By Arthur Miller

Romare Bearden, His Life & Art
By Myron Schwartzman

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
By Isabel Wilkerson


The Piano Lesson


Classic Piano Blues From Smithsonian Folkways

The Essential Bessie Smith
By Bessie Smith


"Berta, Berta" (song)
By August Wilson

August Wilson (downloadable video)