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Sep 7, 2019
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Suzan-Lori Parks “Watch Me Work”
An interactive meditation on the creative process
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 2:00PM
Town Hall Seattle (full building)

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 2PM she occupies the Forum with an installment of her meta-theatrical performance Watch Me Work—an interactive meditation on the creative process. Suzan works in real time on a writing project and invites the audience to watch, or even choose to share the space and get some of their own writing work done. During the latter portion of the performance, she answers any questions the audience might have regarding their own work and their creative process.

Check out her other takeover events:

5PM: Commissioned Writing Talk in the Great Hall

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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