Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks emerged as one of the most promising young playwrights in experimental theater in 1988 with Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom—a work about "African American history in the shadow of the photographic image" (Parks) for which she received an Obie Award. Parks has gone on to produce numerous theatrical works and is one of the most popular and prolific contemporary Afro American playwrights. Pickling was her first work for radio.