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Suzan-Lori Parks

 

Birth Place: Kentucky, USA

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[Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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Suzan-Lori Parks Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2016 - Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee Gold Star
Suzan-Lori Parks
 
Obie Awards - 2015 - Playwriting Gold Star
Suzan-Lori Parks, Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts I, II, & III
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/Underdog
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
Suzan-Lori Parks , Topdog / Underdog
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2002 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/Underdog
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Play
Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/Underdog
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2000 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Suzan-Lori ParksIn The Blood
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2000 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Suzan-Lori ParksIn the Blood
 
Obie Awards - 1998 - Guest Judges Gold Star
Suzan-Lori Parks
 
Obie Awards - 1996 - Playwriting Gold Star
Suzan-Lori Parks, Venus
 
Obie Awards - 1990 - Best New American Play Gold Star
Suzan-Lori ParksImperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom

Suzan-Lori Parks News

Park Avenue Armory to Open 2023 Season With Symposium: SOUND AND COLOR - THE FUTURE O Photo Park Avenue Armory to Open 2023 Season With Symposium: SOUND AND COLOR - THE FUTURE OF RACE IN DESIGN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2022

Park Avenue Armory will begin its 2023 Season with Symposium: Sound & Color - The Future of Race in Design, an interdisciplinary forum exploring how race matters in creative design for live performance, especially in the current moment of creative, technological, and cultural unrest.

Suzan-Lori Parks' PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR to Return to The Public in April 2023 Photo Suzan-Lori Parks' PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR to Return to The Public in April 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2022

After a truncated run as a result of several COVID-19 cases in the company, Suzan-Lori Parks’ theatrical concert PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR will be returning for an engagement in The Public Theater's Joe’s Pub in April 2023.

Jeannette Bayardelle, Shawn Bowers & More to Star in THE HARDER THEY COME World Premi Photo Jeannette Bayardelle, Shawn Bowers & More to Star in THE HARDER THEY COME World Premiere at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

The Public Theater has announced casting for the world premiere of THE HARDER THEY COME, a musical adaptation of the classic Jamaican film produced and directed by Perry Henzell and co-written with Trevor Rhone.

Alison Fraser to Lead STRANGER INTERLUDES Industry Reading at Boundless Theater Photo Alison Fraser to Lead STRANGER INTERLUDES Industry Reading at Boundless Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Boundless Theater announced has that Stranger Interludes, a new play by David James Parr, will receive an industry reading on Friday, November 18th at The Dramatists Guild Foundation, directed by Amanda Bearse (‚ÄúMarried‚Ķ with Children‚ÄĚ, Billy Eichner‚Äôs Bros).

The Public Theater Announces Performance Hiatus for PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR Photo The Public Theater Announces Performance Hiatus for PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2022

The Public Theater has announced that Suzan- Lori Parks' PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR will take a hiatus from performances due to Covid-19 cases within the company. Performances through Tuesday, November 22 have been canceled.

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson to be Honored at Theatre Communicati Photo Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson to be Honored at Theatre Communications Group 2023 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022

Theatre Communications Group has announced that the 2023 TCG Gala: Our Stories will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023, at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. The Gala will honor Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson and will include festive performances, inspiring speakers, and a celebratory dinner.

STORY/TELLER ARTS: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living to be Presented by The Center for  Photo STORY/TELLER ARTS: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living to be Presented by The Center for Fiction & TCG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group will co-present Story/Teller Arts: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living with Naveen Kumar and David Zayas on November 16 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, and via livestream.

Photos: First Look at Suzan-Lori Parks' PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR at The Public Theat Photo Photos: First Look at Suzan-Lori Parks' PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2022

Suzan-Lori Parks’ PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR began previews last Friday at The Public Theater. The new, theatrical concert officially opens in Joe’s Pub on Wednesday, November 16. Get a first look at photos here!

Andre De Shields Will Host 2022 Theater Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Photo Andre De Shields Will Host 2022 Theater Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

BroadwayWorld has learned that Andre De Shields will host the 2022 Theater Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The 2022 Gala Induction and Dinner will be held on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM at The Gershwin Theatre in New York City.

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Concert Response to MY BROKEN LANGUAGE & More Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Concert Response to MY BROKEN LANGUAGE & More in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

Following HalfPint at Night, SigSpace will feature, on November 13 from 5:30-6:30pm, a concert response to Quiara Alegr√≠a Hudes‚Äô memoir¬†My Broken Language¬†from¬†Bushwick Book Club‚ÄĒthe theatrical adaptation of which is currently being performed in the Signature Center‚Äôs Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (through November 27).

Suzan-Lori Parks Videos

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway Videoplay
Video: Go Inside Opening Night of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway

by Opening Night - Oct 23, 2022

The Golden Theatre was the place to be earlier this week as Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog officially opened on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, it stars Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Candyman) and Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins (In the Heights, The Tragedy of Macbeth). We're taking you inside opening night in this video.

Video: Watch Highlights from TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway Videoplay
Video: Watch Highlights from TOPDOG/UNDERDOG on Broadway

by Show Highlights - Oct 18, 2022

The strictly limited 16-week engagement of Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning TOPDOG/UNDERDOG is now previews, and will officially open on Thursday, October 20th. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, it stars Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIand Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins. Get a first look at video highlights here!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of TINA Unite to Perform Daniel J. Watts' Poignant Poem, 'The G Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of TINA Unite to Perform Daniel J. Watts' Poignant Poem, 'The Gatherers'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 22, 2021

Days after Broadway theatres went dark and cities shuttered last March, TINA ‚Äď THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL‚Äôs Tony-nominated Daniel J. Watts (Ike Turner) sat down to write a tribute to those who gather. A year later‚ÄĒamidst a renewed racial reckoning and a pandemic that continues to evolve our public and private selves‚ÄĒhis words ring truer than ever.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Suzan-Lori Parks-Penned THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOL Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Suzan-Lori Parks-Penned THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY on Hulu

by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2021

Hulu announced today that the streaming platform has acquired the U.S. rights to Lee Daniels’ THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY, which will debut as a Hulu Original film on Hulu on February 26, 2021. Sierra/Affinity will continue to handle international sales on the film.

VIDEO: Daveed Diggs Talks Returning to the Public for WHITE NOISE Videoplay
VIDEO: Daveed Diggs Talks Returning to the Public for WHITE NOISE

by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2019

On last night's episode of  Daveed Diggs sat down with Jimmy. Diggs talked about returning to the Public Theater, Hamilton's original home, for his new Broadway show White Noise and he even performs part of a single from new music he's working on.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At CT Rep's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At CT Rep's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS

by Alan Henry - Dec 4, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) continues its 2018-19 season with Paula Vogel's 'A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration.' Elizabeth VanDyke will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from November 29th - December 9th, 2018. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113.

VIDEO: George C. Wolfe Talks THE ICEMAN COMETH on Icons and Innovators Series Videoplay
VIDEO: George C. Wolfe Talks THE ICEMAN COMETH on Icons and Innovators Series

by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2018

On June 21, Susan Fales-Hill sat down for an intimate conversation with George C. Wolfe, the award-winning director and playwright who returned to Broadway this year with the new production of The Iceman Cometh.

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 14- George C. Wolfe Secures the Broadway Legacy of SHUFFL Videoplay
VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 14- George C. Wolfe Secures the Broadway Legacy of SHUFFLE ALONG

by Stage Tube - May 25, 2018

On Day 14 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate another Best Direction of A Play nominee, legendary artist George C. Wolfe.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run now through April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Click below to watch a trailer for the show!

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Announces Workshops Led By Pulitzer Prize Winner, Suzan-Lori Parks
by Christina Mancuso - Feb 21, 2017

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting announces its 2017 live online workshop programme, and for the first time offers three international workshops from Australia, India and New York. These free workshops, led by celebrated writers including Suzan-Lori Parks, are freely available online and offer budding playwrights, and potential prize winners, the chance to develop their craft with the advice of these leading professionals.


Suzan-Lori Parks Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Suzan-Lori Parks written?
Suzan-Lori Parks has written 9 shows including Unchain My Heart (Bookwriter), The America Play (Playwright), Urban Zulu Mambo (Playwright), Topdog / Underdog (Playwright), F-ing A (Composer), The Book Of Grace (Playwright), The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Playwright), The Red Letter Plays: In the Blood (Author), White Noise (Playwright).

What awards has Suzan-Lori Parks been nominated for?
Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee (The Lortels) for , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts I, II, & III , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Topdog/Underdog , John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Topdog / Underdog , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Topdog/Underdog , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Topdog/Underdog , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for In The Blood , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for In the Blood , Guest Judges (Obie Awards) Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Venus and Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom .

What awards has Suzan-Lori Parks won?
Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee (The Lortels) for , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts I, II, & III, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Topdog/Underdog, John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Topdog / Underdog , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Topdog/Underdog, Guest Judges (Obie Awards) Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Venusand Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom.