University of Houston - Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts presents Mitchell Artist Lecture with Suzan-Lori Parks
Visionary playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner, Suzan-Lori Parks, will be the featured speaker of the Mitchell Artist Lecture. Parks is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for the Broadway hit, Topdog/Underdog, and was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave.”
In addition to her extensive playwriting bibliography, including many experimental works, Parks has written screenplays for Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, including Girl 6 written for Spike Lee, and adapted Zora Neale Hurston’s classic novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
The annual Mitchell Artist Lecture features individuals emblematic of artistic collaboration and innovation. Each fall, a leading artist discusses the power and potential of interdisciplinary collaboration to a combined audience of university community and the greater public.