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image September 27-30, 2012 
Selections from 365 Days/365 Plays
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Lisa Byrd
8pm | Thursday, Friday & Saturday
3pm | Sunday
Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater 

As an experiment, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote a play each day for a year. More than 700 theater groups performed selections of her 365 Days/365 Plays. The pieces are playful, occasionally dark, and frequently challenging. The subject matter ranges from presidents to deities to soldiers. This production is for mature audiences, adult language and subject matter.

There will be a special post-show talk after each performance, where the audience has the opportunity to interact with the cast and creative team.

About the playwright:
Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave”. In 2002, she became the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for her play Topdog/Underdog. Her first feature-length screenplay was Girl 6 written for Spike Lee. She’s also written screenplays for Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Jodi Foster, and Oprah Winfrey.

Podcast:

Listen to a podcast from Production Director Lisa Byrd, Director Kathleen Juhl, and Director/Dramaturg C. Denby Swanson as they discuss the production of 365 Days/365 Plays and the playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.

 
Video:

Watch clips of the cast as they discuss the play and the process of creating 365 Days/365 Plays.

 

 
 

 

Review:              

Read a review from C. Denby Swanson, Assistant Professor of Theatre about “365 Days/365 Plays” and Suzan-Lori Parks’ work.