Suzan-Lori Parks

Birth Place: Kentucky, USA

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[Broadway, 2012]
Bookwriter
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Adaptation

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Suzan-Lori Parks Movies

[1996]Girl 6 writer

[2010]The Making of Plus One Skye Brown - the director

[2021]The United States vs. Billie Holiday writer

Suzan-Lori Parks Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Music in a Play

Suzan-Lori Parks, Plays for the Plague Year

Obie Awards - 2019 - Playwriting Award

Suzan-Lori Parks, White Noise

Obie Awards - 2015 - Playwriting

Suzan-Lori Parks, Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts I, II, & III

Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Play

Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/Underdog

Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Play

Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/Underdog

Obie Awards - 1996 - Playwriting

Suzan-Lori Parks, Venus

Obie Awards - 1990 - Best New American Play

Suzan-Lori ParksImperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom

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Suzan-Lori Parks News


Kate Walsh & More to Star in JORDANS World Premiere at The Public Theater

The Public Theater has revealed the complete cast for the world premiere of JORDANS written by Ife Olujobi and directed by Obie Award winner Whitney White. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Theatre Communications Group Announces Recipients For PLAYS FOR THE PEOPLE: IN THE STACKS

Theatre Communications Group reveals the recipients of the Plays for the People: In the Stacks initiative, an effort to support and promote new theatrical works.

Theatre Communications Group Announces Recipients For PLAYS FOR THE PEOPLE: IN THE STACKS

Theatre Communications Group has announced the recipients of Plays for the People: In the Stacks. With funding from the Mellon Foundation, TCG has provided $25,000 total in book credits to the fifty recipient organizations, helping to expand and diversify their drama collections.

LaChanze and More Set For Bay Area Cabaret's VENETIAN EVENINGS

Bay Area Cabaret will present Venetian Evenings, a musical celebration paying homage to the world-famous Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco.

Sandra Oh, Ann Harada & More to Star in THE WELKIN at Atlantic Theater Company

The complete cast has been revealed for the American premiere of The Welkin, written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by Sarah Benson at Atlantic Theater Company. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Interview: Kristen Adele Calhoun Excitedly World Premieres Her BLACK CYPRESS BAYOU

The world premiere of Kristen Adele Calhoun’s Black Cypress Bayou has already begun at the Geffen Playhouse. Tiffany Nichole Greene directs the cast of: Amber Chardae Robinson, Brandee Evans, Angela Lewis and Kimberly Scott. After a successful opening weekend, Kristen managed to find some time to answer a few of my queries.

Review: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at Invictus Theatre Company

Invictus Theatre Company's production of the Pulitzer Prize-winner TOPDOG/UNDERDOG has moments of comedic entertainment and dramatic import, but it struggles to live up to the play's substantial reputation. It runs through March 31.

Video: KIMBERLY AKIMBO Producer LaChanze Performs A Song From the Tony-Winning Musical On CBS SUNDAY MORNING

Tony Award-winning performer and producer LaChanze joined CBS Sunday Morning this week to discuss her career on stage, representation of black voices behind the scenes, and stepping into her new role as a Broadway producer. As part of the segment, LaChanze performed a stripped down version of a song from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kimberly Akimbo. Watch the video!

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Comes to Tulsa PAC This Weekend

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG comes to Tulsa PAC this weekend. Performances run Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 8:00PM - Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 3:00PM.

Video: Watch LaChanze Discuss Becoming a Broadway Producer on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

Watch LaChanze discuss her career on stage and now behind the scenes as a Broadway producer!

Industry Reading Of ONE DAY DOWN Comes To The Dramatists Guild Foundation This Month

Morgan Hogenmiller, Maraika Lumholdt, and Katy Zapanta will present an invite-only industry reading of One Day Down by Samantha Toy Ozeas.

American Dance Guild Festival Returns To Ailey Citigroup This Month

The American Dance Guild Festival returns to Ailey Citigroup Theater from Feb. 22-25, featuring works by 30 contemporary choreographers and honoring Joan Miller, Ron K. Brown/Evidence, and Celia Ipiotis/Eye on Dance. Don't miss this celebration of modern dance innovation.

How Many Shows This Season Are By Pulitzer Prize Winners and Finalists?

This time, the reader question was: Are there a lot of new productions by Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists this season, or does it just seem that way?

Sandy Duncan, Andrea McArdle, Krysta Rodriguez & More to Star in LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE at Theatre Aspen

Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore will be presented at Theatre Aspen in March. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

THE PRIDE OF LIONS Comes to Theatre Rhinoceros Next Month

GLAAD Media Award winning Theatre Rhinoceros will present the World Premiere of The Pride of Lions. Performances run March 28-April 21.

Lesli Margherita to Join Tony Danza & More in RADIO GALAXY Industry Readings

Radio Galaxy, a new play by Michele Aldin Kushner, will be performed at invitation-only readings on Friday, February 2 at 11:00am and 2:00pm at the New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

Tony Danza Will Lead Industry Reading of New Play RADIO GALAXY

Tony Danza will star in an industry reading of new play, Radio Galaxy, next month! Learn more about the reading here!

Invictus Theatre Company Presents Suzan- Lori Parks' TOPDOG/UNDERDOG

Full cast and crew have been announced for Invictus Theatre's upcoming production of Suzan Lori-Parks's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, its first at the Windy City Playhouse, the company's new home.

Run Boy Run Productions to Present READING IN BLACK - A STAGE READING SERIES

This reading series celebrates Black Theater, Writers, and Actors. Featuring 'Topdog/Underdog' by Suzan-Lori Parks and 'Eclipsed' by Danai Gurira. Also, 'Mental Prison' by Ra Wilson, Demetrius Ford, Antoine K. Stroman, Henderson Sealy, and Allen Clark.

Cast and Creative Team Set for ESCAPED ALONE World Premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre

Yale Repertory Theatre will continue its 2023–24 Season with Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill, directed by Liz Diamond.

Suzan-Lori Parks FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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).

Suzan-Lori Parks has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. Some of her nominations include Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Plays for the Plague Year," Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "The Harder They Come," Playwriting Award (Obie Awards) for "White Noise," Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee (The Lortels), 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."

Suzan-Lori Parks has won several awards throughout her career. Some of her notable achievements include winning the Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Plays for the Plague Year," the Playwriting Award (Obie Awards) for "White Noise," and being inducted into the Playwrights' Sidewalk (The Lortels). She has also won the Playwriting (Obie Awards) for "Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts I, II, & III," the Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Topdog/Underdog," and the John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Topdog/Underdog." Additionally, she has been honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for "Topdog/Underdog." She has also received recognition from the Guest Judges (Obie Awards) for her work. Other awards include the Playwriting (Obie Awards) for "Venus" and the Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for "Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom."

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