365 Days/365 Plays (Theatre Communications Group)
Named one of Time magazine's "100 Innovators for the
New Wave," Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most exciting and
acclaimed playwrights in American drama today. She is the
first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in
Drama for the Broadway hit Topdog/Underdog and is a
MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient, among her many other
365 Days/365 Plays started in November 2002 when
Parks committed to writing a play a day for the next 365 days.
It is being produced in over 700 theatres worldwide, creating
one of the largest grassroots collaborations in theater
She credits her writing teacher and mentor, James Baldwin, for
starting her on the path of playwrighting. One of the first to
recognize Parks' writing skills, Mr. Baldwin declared Parks "an
astonishing and beautiful creature who may become one of
the most valuable artists of our time."