Sat 9/7, 2019, 5:00pm
A Million Suggestions from Suzan-Lori Parks
A lecture and stage play world premiere

We’re throwing open the doors of our newly renovated building for a full-day takeover by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks!

At 5PM Parks takes the Great Hall stage to deliver a rendition of her fast-paced and high-energy lecture “A Million Suggestions From Suzan-Lori Parks,” communicating a million humorous and useful pieces of advice for our modern lives. Then she presents a Town Hall-commissioned piece of writing based on her award-winning work 365 Days/365 Plays. Offered as a companion piece to the Robert Pinsky poem that inaugurated the space 20 years ago, Parks brings us a stage performance that’s short on the page but alludes to action in perpetuity—a reflection of the Great Hall’s bustling civic energy.

Check out her other takeover events:

2PM: “Watch Me Work” Interactive Theatrical Performance

8PM: Suzan-Lori Parks and the Band concert

Come for one event and stay for all three—one ticket gets you in all day! Join us for an exploration of the creative process and three unforgettable events with one of the most acclaimed playwrights of our time.

Suzan-Lori Parks is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. She is a MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, and in 2015 was awarded the prestigious Gish Prize for Excellence in the Arts. Her project 365 Days/365 Plays (where she wrote a play a day for an entire year) was produced in over 700 theaters worldwide, creating one of the largest grassroots collaborations in theater history.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle.

Community Partners: Hansberry Project, Hedgebrook, Hugo House, Intiman Theatre, Allison Narver, New City Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle University Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership.

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