Suzan-Lori Parks


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Suzan-Lori Parks was born on May 10, 1963 in Kentucky, USA. She is a writer and actress, known for Girl 6 (1996), Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005) and Billie. She has been married to Paul Oscher since July 2001. See full bio »

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Known For

Girl 6 Writer
(1996)
Billie Writer
Native Son Writer
(2019)

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 2019 Native Son (adaptation)
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1996 Girl 6 (written by)
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 2010 The Making of Plus One
Skye Brown - the director
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 2010 Burning Ice (Documentary) (voyager)
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 2010-2012 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
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- The Playwright's Voice (2012) ... Herself
- Playwrights 2010 (2010) ... Herself
 2010 Burning Ice (Documentary)
Herself - Playwright
 2010 MindFlux (Documentary)
Herself
 2008 The Black List: Volume One (Documentary)
Herself
 2004 Tavis Smiley (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 19 May 2004 (2004) ... Herself
 2002 Stage on Screen: The Topdog Diaries (TV Movie documentary)
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Her plays, "Father Comes Home from The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)," were performed at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Niegel Smith was director. Justin Ellington was composer for original music in a play. See more »

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Someone yelled at me once, 'You never write about yourself.' People used to get so mad at me for that. But my definition of myself is completely up for grabs. I'm everywhere, just like we all are. See more »

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She directs the theatre program at the California Institute of the Arts. See more »

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Plays that deal with sexism and race

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