Suzan-Lori Parks in Person
Interviews, Addresses, Commentaries
Edited by Philip Kolin, Harvey Young
To Be Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge – 256 pages
This collection of interviews and addresses with and by Parks offers unprecedented insight into her work, method and dramaturgy, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theatre and playwriting, from jazz and opera to politics and cultural memory.
Material from a wide range of sources is divided up into three sections, charting Parks’ career from the 1990s to the present. This is a major collection with immediate relevance to students of American/African-American theatre, literature and culture. Parks’ engaging voice is brought to the fore throughout, making the book essential for undergraduates as well as scholars.
'Will definitely fill a wide and gaping lacuna in this field of theatre scholarship.' - Dr Alison Forsythe, University of Aberystwyth, UK
'This volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in American Drama.' - Soyica Colbert, Dartmouth College, UK
Introduction - Philip C. Kolin and Harvey Young Part 1: 1990s Smith, V.A. "Devotees in the Garden of Love." Hartigan, Patti. "Theater’s vibrant new voice." "Interview: Suzan-Lori Parks." Ong, Han. "Suzan Lori Parks." Pearce, Michele. "Alien Nation: An Interview with the Playwright" Jiggetts, Shelby. "Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks. " Sellar, Tom. "Making History: Suzan-Lori Parks' The Shape of the Past." Una Chaudhuri, "For Posterior’s Sake," Morgan, Joan. "Wondering Who Flipped the ‘Girl 6’ Script? Meet Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks," Parks, Suzan-Lori, "Adrienne Kennedy," "The Author‘s Voice: Parks & Landau." Part 3: 2000s Cote, David. "Putting on the dog," Parks, Suzan-Lori. "Commencement Address at Mt. Holyoke College." Desrochers, Rick. "Mythology History, Family Performance." Rose, Charlie. "Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks," Drukman, Steven. "Suzan-Lori Parks and Liz Diamond: Doo-A-Diddly-Dit-Dit. " Smiley, Tavis. "Interview: Suzan-Lori Parks discusses her career as a playwright, novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner." "A Moment with Suzan-Lori Parks, Playwright," Parks, Suzan-Lori. "2003 Laura Pels Keynote Address" Parks, Suzan-Lori. "Commencement Address at Spelman College." Roach, Joseph. "Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks and Bonnie Metzgar." Parks, Suzan-Lori. "New Black Math." James, Gary. "Parks Entertains, Offers Advice." Morris, Steven Leigh. "‘Tickling the Balls of God’: Suzan-Lori Parks and Her Many Creative Acts." Parks, Suzan-Lori. "All the Love for the President Elect" Part 3: 2010s Garrett, Shawn-Marie. "Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks." Association for Theatre in Higher Education. "Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks," Rugg, Rebecca. "Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks." Kolin, Philip C. and Harvey Young. "Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks."