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Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks is a playwright, screenwriter, songwriter and novelist. In 2002 she became the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Drama with her play Topdog/Underdog. Her other plays include: Fucking A, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom (1990 Obie Award), The American Play , Venus (1996 Obie), The Death Of The Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, and In The Blood, among others. A recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Award, Suzan-Lori lives in Venice Beach with her husband, blues musician Paul Oscher, their pitbulls Lambchop and Boogie-Woogie and their black cat Houndog.

In Dialogue

The Imperceptible Mutabilities of Susan-Lori Parks in 365 Plays And As Many Days Across The Whole Kingdom

Of course Suzan-Lori Parks is an amazing writer. I don’t think anybody would dispute that. But this aside, I feel a connection to her work I’m not sure I can put a finger on. ...


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