Suzan-Lori Parks Named Signature's Resident Playwright

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The Off-Broadway theatre has announced the Pulitzer Prize winner will be its 2016-17 Residency One playwright.
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Signature Theatre has announced that Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks will be the Residency One playwright for the 2016-17 season. The one-year residency program produces a series of plays from the body of work of one playwright.

“It’s admirable, isn’t it, how Signature puts the writer at the center of the creative process,” commented Parks in a statement. “I’m looking forward to digging in, resurrecting my body of work, taking a fresh look at it with an exciting group of artistic collaborators, and wow, sharing the experience with audiences old and new.”

“I have long wanted Suzan-Lori Parks to join us at Signature as a Residency One playwright,” added artistic director James Houghton. “Approaching serious themes with a singular power, poetry and humor, Suzan-Lori’s body of work absolutely warrants the kind of immersive exploration Signature’s mission allows for. I look forward to coming to the Center and experiencing her powerful words as a member of the audience.”

Parks’ plays include Topdog/Underdog, The Book of Grace, In The Blood, Venus, 365 Days/365 Plays and The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World.

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