Suzan-Lori Parks is an award-winning American playwright and screenwriter. She was a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant in 2001, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2002. Her first screenplay was for Spike Lee’s 1996 film, “Girl 6”. She later worked in conjunction with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions on two films, “Their Eyes Were Watching God” and “The Great Debaters”, a forthcoming 2008 film directed by Denzel Washington and with a screenplay by Parks and Robert Eisele.
Her plays include “Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom”, “Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World”, “The America Play”, “Venus”, and “In The Blood”. From November 2002 to November 2003, Parks wrote a short play each day for a year. The result of this process is the “365 Days/365 Plays” series, featuring premieres of selections of the 365 plays around the United States in 2006 and 2007. Her 2001 play, “Topdog/Underdog” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2002. She is also the author of the novel “Getting Mother’s Body”.
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