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Suzan-Lori Parks @ SIgnature

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright in residency with The Red Letter Plays

Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African- American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, is the Residency One Playwright at the Signature this season. Her plays F**king A, directed by Jo Bonney, and In the Blood, directed by Sarah Benson, are being produced in tandem as part of an event called The Red Letter Plays. The two plays are riffs on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and is a rare opportunity to see two plays by one writer in dialogue with each other.

Suzan-Lori Parks Photo: Barry Gordin

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright in residency with The Red Letter Plays

Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African- American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, is the Residency One Playwright at the Signature this season. Her plays F**king A, directed by Jo Bonney, and In the Blood, directed by Sarah Benson, are being produced in tandem as part of an event called The Red Letter Plays. The two plays are riffs on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and is a rare opportunity to see two plays by one writer in dialogue with each other.

Suzan-Lori Parks was in the lobby of the Signature signing copies of her plays. She also is currently performing Watch Me Work, a free, live streamed, weekly writing workshop, open to artists of all disciplines.

For a review of The Red Letter Plays click here.

In the Blood
Sept. 17—Oct. 15. Signature Theater Company at the Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St., NYC. Tue 7:30 pm, Wed 2PM & 7:30 pm, Thu—Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2 pm & 8 pm, Sun 2pm. Running time: two hours with no intermission. $30—$40. (212) 244-7529. www.signaturetheater.org. 

Fucking A
Sept. 11—Oct. 8. Signature Theater Company at the Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St., NYC. Tue 7:30 pm, Wed 2PM & 7:30 pm, Thu—Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2 pm & 8 pm, Sun 2pm. Running time: two hours and 15 min. including no intermission. $30—$40. (212) 244-7529. www.signaturetheater.org