Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks
A.R.T.: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, The America Play. Plays: Topdog/Underdog (Pulitzer Prize), The Book of Grace, Fucking A, In the Blood (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Venus (Obie Award), The America Play. In 2003, Parks wrote a play a day and her project 365 Days/365 Plays was produced in over 700 theaters worldwide. Parks also performs Watch Me Work in the lobby of The Public Theater. Other plays: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom (Obie Award). Broadway: Topdog/Underdog (for which Suzan-Lori won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming the first African-American woman to do so); The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony Award, Best Revival). Screenplays for Brad Pitt, Spike Lee, Oprah Winfrey. Novel: Getting Mother’s Body (Random House). MacArthur “Genius” Award; one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave.” Former writing student of James Baldwin; alumna of Mount Holyoke College and New Dramatists. Recipient of the Horton Foote Prize for Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3). The Public: Master Writer Chair.