In 2002, Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her dark comic fable about brotherly love and family identity. Originally premiering at New York’s Public Theater in 2001 with Jeffrey Wright and Don Cheadle under the direction of George C. Wolfe, this sharp two-hander transferred to Broadway with Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def in the title roles.
Parks credits James Baldwin, her writing teacher and mentor, for starting her on the path of playwriting. One of the first to recognize Parks’ writing skills, Mr. Baldwin declared Parks “an astonishing and beautiful creature who may become one of the most valuable artists of our time.”
First TCG Edition: 2001