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"Parks has burst through every known convention to invent a new theatrical language, like a jive Samuel Beckett, while exploding American cultural myths and stereotypes along the way.... She's passionate and jokey and some kind of genius."--Vogue

Winner of the 2000 PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for Drama.

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Overview


"Parks has burst through every known convention to invent a new theatrical language, like a jive Samuel Beckett, while exploding American cultural myths and stereotypes along the way.... She's passionate and jokey and some kind of genius."--Vogue

Winner of the 2000 PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for Drama.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559360920
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 322,759
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


One of the contemporary American theater's most innovative wordsmiths. Her plays include: Topdog/Underdog (2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), In the Blood (2000 Pulitzer-nominee), Fucking A, Venus (OBIE Award), The America Play and Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom (OBIE Award, Best New American Play). She is also a screenwriter, novelist, and MacArthur "Genius" grantee.

Good To Know

In our interview with Parks, we asked her to share three fun facts about herself. She replied:

1. Yes, my hair is real—I grew it myself.

2. I went to secretarial school to learn how to type.

3. I'm a yoga devotee.

More about Parks:

Her first feature film was 1996's Girl 6, directed by Spike Lee.

She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, blues musician Paul Scher, and their pit bull, Lambchop.

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    1. Hometown:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 10, 1963
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Knox, Kentucky
    1. Education:
      B.A., Mt. Holyoke College, 1985
    2. Website:

Table of Contents

Possession 3
From Elements of Style 6
An Equation for Black People Onstage 19
Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom 23
Betting on the Dust Commander 73
Pickling 91
The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World 99
Devotees in the Garden of Love 133
The America Play 157
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