Suzan-Lori ParksDrama, Fiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080801
As part of our Authors in the Movies Series we revisit this 2004 interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog.) She discusses how she balances her approach to writing in different genres, from her debut novel, Getting Mother’s Body, to the challenges of adapting Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God for Oprah Winfrey’s made-for-TV movie, starring Halle Berry. Parks’ most recent screenplay credit is for the movie, The Great Debaters. Kansas City filmmaker Mitch Brian also discusses some of Parks' work in film.
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