In May, New Dramatists will honor the Tony® Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, and ND alumna, SUZAN-LORI PARKS.
This season, Ms. Parks enjoys a particularly dazzling moment in an extraordinary three-decade career. Most recently, Suzan-Lori was represented on Broadway with a critically-acclaimed revival of her Pulitzer-winning Topdog/Underdog, its first Broadway revival since its original run in 2002. Through her honest, expansive storytelling, Ms. Parks has irreversibly enriched the fabric of the American theatre. It is our immense privilege to celebrate her distinguished career and artistry at our first in-person Spring Luncheon since 2019.
And we invite you to join us on May 30th!
ABOUT THE HONOREE:
Suzan-Lori Parks is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Other honors include the MacArthur Genius Grant, the Gish Prize for Excellence in the Arts, and she was recently inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. In addition to the 20th Anniversary Broadway revival of Topdog/Underdog, Parks’ most recent world premieres include Plays for the Plague Year (Public Theater), Sally & Tom (Guthrie Theater) and the upcoming musical adaptation of The Harder They Come (Public Theater). Her other works includes The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Tony Award for Best Revival), 365 Days/365 Plays, Father Comes Home from the Wars (Part 1, 2 & 3), Fucking A, Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Musical, and In the Blood. Parks also works extensively in film and television, most recently as the screenwriter for The United States vs. Billie Holiday and Genius: Aretha as creator, writer, and showrunner. Her novel Getting Mother’s Body is published by Random House, and in her spare time, she writes songs and fronts her band Sula & The Noise. She is a former writing student of James Baldwin. Parks is an alum of New Dramatists and of Mount Holyoke College.
HOW CAN I ATTEND OR SHOW MY SUPPORT?
In addition to helping us pay tribute to Suzan-Lori, your presence at this celebratory luncheon supports New Dramatists' extraordinary company of playwrights and their work. Your options include a Premium Sponsorship, a table of ten, an ad in our Tribute Journal, or single tickets. Premium Sponsors receive preferred table placement and are included in Honorary Committee lists. For more information or to get your tickets, contact Sofie Wasserman-Smith, Individual Giving Director, via phone at (646) 381-4694 or email her at @email.