Top Dog Diaries: Suzan-Lori Parks

The challenges, and opportunities Suzan-Lori Parks encounters over two years lead to the production of her 2002 Pulitzer prize-winning play.

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Series
Great Performances
Premiere Date
October 31, 2002
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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Producer

Oren Jacoby

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The Film

Top Dog Diaries explores why a writer writes and how a play gets made; it's an inside look at the creative process and at the challenges, opportunities, and personal milestones Suzan-Lori Parks encounters over two years that lead to the production of her 2002 Pulitzer prize-winning play. In behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals and close-up coverage of Topdog/Underdog in performance, audiences experience theater in a way it isn't usually shown on television and see the triumphant Broadway debut of a writer who continues to take the daring chances that have always defined her work.

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