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August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned

February 17, 2024 - March 10, 2024

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

$27 – $55

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See August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned at the Ensemble Theatre February 17 – March 10.


Written and originally performed by playwriting legend August Wilson, August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned chronicles Wilson’s days as a struggling young writer. In this intimate one-person play, experience his first jobs; his first loves; a stint in jail; his encounters with racism, violence, and music; and how the people of Pittsburgh’s Hill District inspired his celebrated cycle of plays.


Following his rise from a young poet to the literary giant we honor today, this timeless and heartfelt memoir charts one man’s journey of self-discovery and what it means to be a Black artist in America.


Tickets to August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned

Tickets to August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned range from $27 to $55.

Access five shows geared toward BIPOC with the Flow Pass for $185.




Flow Pass Exclusives

Subscribers will lock in Flow’s best seats for the February 16, 17, or 22 show and unlock exclusive experiences with nationally renowned Black artists and innovators. Each all-inclusive event includes cocktails, light bites, great art, and great company! African Modernism in America features a Flow Social on February 16, 17, or 22 at 5:30 p.m.


About Flow

Flow, An African American Arts Experience began in 2020 as a quarterly performance series featuring renowned Black artists and ensembles from around the country and close to home, working in various disciplines. The series is presented by ArtsWave, the region’s engine for the arts, with support from area businesses, foundations, and individuals and guidance from a steering committee comprised of representatives from the region’s top corporations.


Flow supports and promotes professional, evocative African-American artists. The series aims to attract a highly diverse, culturally adventurous audience and create a shared and elevated appreciation for artists of color. Flow complements and expands the region’s existing inventory of multicultural experiences offered by local arts organizations.


More information is available at


About ArtsWave

ArtsWave, the local nonprofit arts agency serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region, is the engine for the arts. Its roots stem back to the late 1920s when the Cincinnati Taft family provided initial investment matched by community support. In the late 1940s, it evolved to become the first United Arts fund in the nation and, in the mid-1970s, the first organization to initiate workplace giving for the arts.


ArtsWave raises $11+ million yearly from thousands of donors — corporations, employees, foundations, residents, and others — to support more than 150 arts organizations, projects, and artists. Donations can be made at


Ensemble Theatre Venue Details

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a professional theatre dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues. We fulfill our mission through stage productions and educational outreach programs that enlighten, enliven, enrich, and inspire our audiences.


Each year, they produce the best in contemporary theatre and attract a diverse audience of 30,000+ to more than 220 performances annually.



  • All-gender restrooms on the second and third floors.
  • Automatic doors from the street into the theatre’s main entrance.
  • Wheelchair-level ticket counter at the box office.
  • First-floor level access to main lobby bathrooms.
  • Elevator access between floors.
  • Unobstructed view seats for guests using mobility devices and adjacent companion seating.
  • Assistive listening devices for all performances and ASL-interpreted performances on select dates throughout the season.
  • Large-print and braille programs are available for every production and audio-described performances on select dates throughout the season.



Surface lot and Gateway Garage, both at the corner of 12th and Vine Streets. Parking is also available at the Washington Park Garage and Mercer Commons Garage.


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Photos from Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati.



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February 17, 2024
March 10, 2024
$27 – $55
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