Free workshop with playwright Suzan Lori-Parks to be live-streamed

Suzan-Lori Parks. Photo: Stephanie Diani
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Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is running a free workshop that will be live-streamed online.

Suzan-Lori Parks – Watch Me Work will take place on May 20 at 7 to 9pm and will be streamed via the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in partnership with Manchester’s Royal Exchange.

Watch Me Work is described as a performance art piece, a meditation on the artistic process, a work session, and a writing class.

Following an informal session where both the teacher and participating playwrights write together in the Public Theater, New York, Parks will take questions from the writing group and from Twitter.

Suzanne Bell, new writing associate at the Royal Exchange said: “Suzan-Lori Parks is a phenomenal writer and we are thrilled that she has agreed to do this free workshop for us as part of the Bruntwood Prize.

“She is an inspirational figure to any aspiring playwright and will offer some invaluable advice about creating the world of their play.

“To anyone wanting to get into writing I would say don’t miss this, it’s a fantastic opportunity to hear first-hand experience from a world-leading playwright.”

Park’s plays include Topdog/Underdog, which won her the Pulitzer prize for drama, The Book of Grace and Unchain My Heart.

This workshop is part of a series free workshops run by the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting which have featured writers such as Simon Stephens, Bryony Lavery, Anna Jordan, Phil Porter and Chris Thorpe.

The live-stream can be viewed here.