About The Partners
Based in the Honors College since 2011, the partnership between Duquesne University and August Wilson House is dedicated to continuing the literary, historical and artistic legacy of Pittsburgh playwright and poet August Wilson. Since its founding, the partnership has engaged in a variety of activities including student-created business plans, communications and events.
August Wilson House is a project of the Daisy Wilson Artist Community, a non-profit organization named for Wilson's mother that was formed to renovate the playwright's childhood home and provide extensive arts and cultural programming to the community.
Duquesne University was founded in 1878 as a school for the children of Pittsburgh's poor immigrants by a group of Catholic missionaries also known as the Spiritans. From its humble beginnings in a room above a bakery in the Hill District, Duquesne today serves 9,500 students and is one of the nation's top Catholic universities.