Suzan-Lori Parks Novelist

Suzan lori parks

Suzan-Lori Parks (born 10 May 1963) is an African American playwright and screenwriter. She received the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant in 2001, and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play, Topdog/Underdog. Parks was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky into a military family. She spent part of her childhood in Germany and "attended German high school instead of the English speaking school for military children. The experience, in addition to teaching her the fundamentals of language, showed Parks what it feels like to be neither white nor black, but simply foreign. She eventually returned to the United States and graduated from The John Carroll School in 1981. She later attended and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1985 with a B.A. in English and German literature (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). Parks noted in an interview that her name is spelled with a "Z" as the result of a misprint early in her career: Parks would credit the impact of Mount Holyoke on her career later in life. While she was an undergraduate, her Mount Holyoke English professor Mary McHenry introduced Parks to Five Colleges faculty member James Baldwin.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 10th, 1963
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
New York , United States of America
pop. 19,651,127 (2013)

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouse

Education

1. Mount Holyoke College Colleges/University

- 1985 Bachelor's degree / German literature

Mount Holyoke College is a liberal arts college for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts. It was the first member of the Seven Sisters colleges, and served as a model for some of the others. Mount Holyoke is part of the Pioneer Valley's Five College Consortium, along with Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Type Women's college
Endowment
2012. 591 mil. $
2009. 488 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1837
Headquarters
50 College Street, 01075 - South Hadley, Massachusetts
Undergraduates
2012. 2,325
2010. 2,332
2009. 2,273
Postgraduates
2012. 22
2010. 12
Acceptance rate
2013. 47.0 %
2010. 51.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 42.5 K $
2010. 40.1 K $
Official web page www.mtholyoke.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Mount Holyoke College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1968., Novelist
b. 1852., Novelist
b. 1934., Novelist
b. 1955., Novelist
b. 1945., Novelist
b. 1949., Novelist
b. 1953., Novelist
b. 1947., Novelist

2. The John Carroll School Private school

The John Carroll School, established in 1964, is a private, independent, college-preparatory, co-educational Catholic school for grades 9–12, located on 87 acres (350,000 m) in Bel Air, Maryland. It is located about 30 minutes north of Baltimore, MD in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Type University-preparatory school
Institution colors
Founded
1964
Headquarters
703 E. Churchville Road, 21014 - Bel Air, Maryland
Official web page www.johncarroll.org
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended The John Carroll School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1991., Basketball Point guard

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Drama,Romance
2005
Matthew Carlisle
Bobby Smith, Jr.
Misan Sagay
Girl 6
Comedy,Drama
1996 USD 12M

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
MindFlux
Documentary
2010 Him/Herself
Arnie Friedland
Ryan Kerrison
Nina Lary
Arnie Friedland
Anthony L. Fisher
Connor Kalista

Written work

1.The America play, and other works

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1994. at New York City
1995. at New York City (199 pages)
Drama

2.Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1995. at Los Angeles
Drama

3.Venus

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1997. at New York City
Drama

4.Topdog/Underdog

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2002. at New York City
Drama

5.Getting Mother's Body

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2003. at New York City

6.365 Days/365 Plays

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2006. at New York City
Drama

Awards won

2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Topdog/Underdog Play
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Play
Literature

2002 Outer Critics Circle Award for John Gassner Playwriting Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Topdog/Underdog Award-Winning Work
Outer Critics Circle

2001 MacArthur Fellowship

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Theater and Performing Arts Award-Winning Work
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

2000 Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Drama & Performance Art
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Creative arts

2000 Laura Pels Foundation Awards for Drama

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Literature
Theatre
American literature
Play

1996 Obie Award for Playwriting

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Venus Award-Winning Work
Village Voice Media

1992 Whiting Writers' Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Plays
Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation

1990 Obie Award for Best New American Play

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom Award-Winning Work
Village Voice Media

Wikipedia

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