365 Days/365 Plays

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Theatre Communications Group, 2006 - Drama - 409 pages
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“Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most important dramatists America has produced.”—Tony Kushner
 
“The plan was that no matter what I did, how busy I was, what other commitments I had, I would write a play a day, every single day for a year. It would be about being present and being committed to the artistic process every single day, regardless of the 'weather.' It became a daily meditation, a daily prayer celebrating the rich and strange process of a writing life.”—Suzan-Lori Parks
 
On November 13, 2002, the incomparable Suzan-Lori Parks got an idea to write a play every day for a year. She began that very day, finishing one year later. The result is an extraordinary testament to artistic commitment. This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day. Parks is one of the American theater's most wily and innovative writers, and her “stark but poetic language and fiercely idiosyncratic images transform her work into something haunting and marvelous” (TIME).

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User Review  - Chen - Goodreads

The concept is intriguing and works both in favor and against the book. That said, there are a few real gems in there. Read full review

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User Review  - Robin Conley - Goodreads

This was the book that inspired me to write a short (or flash) fiction piece a day for a year. There are a lot of great pieces throughout this book that are inspiring or thought-provoking. Definitely ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

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.

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