Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks

Highest Rated: 62% Native Son (2019)

Lowest Rated: 33% Girl 6 (1996)

Birthday: May 10, 1963

Birthplace: Kentucky, USA

Suzan-Lori Parks (b. 1964)[1] 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. She is married to blues musician Paul Oscher.[2]Parks was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky. She graduated from The John Carroll School in 1981[3] and from Mount Holyoke College in 1985 with a B.A. in English and German literature (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).[4]Her plays include Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, The America Play (the opening scene of which inspired Topdog/Underdog), Venus (about Saartjie Baartman), In The Blood and Fucking A (which are both a retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter).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 various of the 365 plays around the United States in 2006 and 2007). According to an article in the New York Times,[8] "subject matter for the plays, most only a few pages long, ranges from deities to soldiers to what Ms. Parks saw out of her plane window."


Highest Rated Movies



62% Native Son Screenwriter 2019
No Score Yet August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Making Of Plus One Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Black List: Volume One Actor 2008
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God Screenwriter 2005
33% Girl 6 Screenwriter 1996


No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2002


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