- NAME: Suzan-Lori Parks
- OCCUPATION: Author, Playwright, Screenwriter
- BIRTH DATE: May 10, 1963 (Age: 50)
- Did You Know?: Suzan-Lori Parks is the first African-American writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, doing so in 2002 for Topdog/Underdog.
- EDUCATION: The John Carroll School, Mount Holyoke College, Drama Studio London
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Fort Knox, Kentucky
- Full Name: Suzan-Lori Parks
- AKA: Susan-Lori Parks
- ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus
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Suzan-Lori Parks is a playwright and novelist who won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Topdog/Underdog, with later projects like 365 Days/365 Plays and Porgy and Bess.
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Parks's additional stage output has included a musical about Ray Charles and the 2006 venture 365 Days/365 Plays, where she had written a play every day for a year and then pushed to stage the works in venues across the globe for free. In 2011 she was part of the team that launched a new version of George and Ira Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, which won a Tony in the category of musical revival.
who wed bluesman Paul Oscher, is also a well-known lecturer, with a style that encourages connection and exploration of ideas.
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