Suzan-Lori Parks

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Suzan-Lori Parks was born on May 10, 1963 in Kentucky, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Genius (2017), Girl 6 (1996) and The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021). She has been married to Christian Konopka since 2017. They have one child. She was previously married to Paul Oscher. See full bio »

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Genius Producer
Girl 6 Writer
Native Son Writer


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 2017-2021 Genius (TV Series) (executive producer - 29 episodes)
- Aretha: No One Sleeps (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Aretha: Chain of Fools (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Aretha: Amazing Grace (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Aretha: Young, Gifted and Black (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Aretha: Unforgettable (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
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  Genius (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2021) (written by - 5 episodes, 2021) (story by - 1 episode, 2021)
- Aretha: No One Sleeps (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Aretha: Chain of Fools (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Aretha: Amazing Grace (2021) ... (creator)
- Aretha: Young, Gifted and Black (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Aretha: Unforgettable (2021) ... (creator) / (story by)
 2021 The United States vs. Billie Holiday (screenplay by)
 2019 Native Son (adaptation)
 2018 Topdog/Underdog (Short) (based on the play by)
 2010 The Making of Plus One (devised in collaboration with)
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1996 Girl 6 (written by)
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 2010 The Making of Plus One
Skye Brown - the director
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 2010 Burning Ice (Documentary) (voyager)
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 2010-2012 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
- The Playwright's Voice (2012) ... Self
- Playwrights 2010 (2010) ... Self
 2010 Burning Ice (Documentary)
Self - Playwright
 2010 MindFlux (Documentary)
 2008 The Black List: Volume One (Documentary)
 2004 Tavis Smiley (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 May 2004 (2004) ... Self
 2002 Stage on Screen: The Topdog Diaries (TV Movie documentary)

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(2004 to 2005 season) Her play, "Topdog/Underdog," was performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Kent Gash was director. Eugene Lee was set designer. Deb Sullivan was lighting designer. Peter Sasha Hurowitz was sound designer. See more »

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Christian Konopka  (1 child) | See more »

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Every play I write is about love and distance. And time. And from that we can get things like history. See more »


Studied acting in London. See more »


Plays that deal with sexism and race

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