Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Upcoming: 365 Days/365 Plays (selections) by Suzan-Lori Parks, Southwestern University, September 27 - 30

Southwestern University

Selections from
365 Days 365 Plays Suzan-Lori Parks Southwestern University

365 Days/365 Plays
by Suzan-Lori Parks
directed by Lisa Byrd

September 27 – 30, 2012

8 p.m. Thursday, Friday &Saturday ; 3 p.m. Sunday
Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater
Tickets $8 - $14

As an experiment, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote a play each day for a year. More than 700 theater groups performed selections of her 365 Days/365 Plays. The pieces are playful, occasionally dark, and frequently challenging. The subject matter ranges from presidents to deities to soldiers. This production is for mature audiences, adult language and subject matter.

There will be a special post-show talk after each performance. Where the audience has the opportunity to interact with the cast and creative team.

About the playwright:

Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave”. In 2002, she became the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for her play Topdog/Underdog. Her first feature-length screenplay was Girl 6 written for Spike Lee. She’s also written screenplays for Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Jodi Foster, and Oprah Winfrey.
“an astonishing and beautiful creature who may become one of the most valuable artists of our time.” – James Baldwin
“Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most important dramatists America has produced.”—Tony Kushner
“…one of the American theater’s most wily and innovative writers, and her stark but poetic language and fiercely idiosyncratic images transform her work into something haunting and marvelous” – TIME

Suzan-Lori Parks will also be Southwestern University’s guest lecturer at this year’s Writer’s Voice, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

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