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Mitchell Artist Lecture

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts welcomes visionary playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Suzan-Lori Parks to UH for the 2018 Mitchell Artist Lecture.

The event is free, but RSVPs are required: 

About the Speaker
Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most acclaimed playwrights in American drama today. She is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for the Broadway hit “Topdog/Underdog” and was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave.” In addition to her extensive playwriting bibliography, including many experimental works, Parks has written screenplays for Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, including“Girl 6” written for Spike Lee, and adapted Zora Neale Hurston’s clas­sic novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The iconic writer James Baldwin declared Parks “an astonishing and beautiful creature who may become one of the most valuable artists of our time.” 

About the Mitchell Artist Lecture
The annual Mitchell Artist Lecture features individuals emblematic of artistic collaboration and innovation. Each fall, the event includes a leading artist discussing the power and potential of interdisciplinary collaboration. The Mitchell Lecture launches the arts season at the University of Houston, bringing together students, scholars and the greater Houston community to celebrate creativity and innovation.

Moores Opera House
Mitchell Center for the Arts

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