Brown-Gillory, Elizabeth. “Reconfiguring History: Migration, Memory, and (Re)Membering in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Plays.” In Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in Literary History and Criticism, edited by Robert L. McDonald and Linda Rohrer Paige. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002. An analysis of Parks’s revisions of history.
Frieze, James. “Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom: Suzan-Lori Parks and the Shared Struggle to Perceive.” Modern Drama 41, no. 4 (Winter, 1998): 523. Frieze provides a detailed analysis of Parks’s Obie Award-winning play, emphasizing the significance of identity in shaping the actions and thoughts of the play’s characters.
Garrett, Shawn-Marie. “The Possession of Suzan-Lori Parks.” American Theatre 17, no. 8 (October, 2000): 22. This essay provides some background on Parks’s beginnings as a playwright and her unconventional approach to the writing process. Garrett provides a good overview of Parks’s development as a playwright and the historical, political, and racial forces that inform her work.
Parks, Suzan-Lori. The America Play and Other Works. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1995. This volume combines a sampling of Parks’s early plays, including Betting on the Dust Commander and Devotees in the Garden of Love, with three essays that provide insight on the aims and methods of Parks’s writing.
Parks, Suzan-Lori. “Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks.” Interview by Shelby Jiggetts. Callaloo 19, no. 2 (1996): 309-317. An in-depth interview highlights Parks’s eccentric theater craft.
Pochoda, Elizabeth. “I See Thuh Black Card ?” Nation 274, no. 20 (May 27, 2002): 36. A review of Parks’s Topdog/Underdog, following its Broadway debut at the Ambassador Theatre in New York, which touches on the major themes of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Wilmer, S. E. “Restaging the Nation: The Work of Suzan-Lori Parks.” Modern Drama 43, no. 3 (Fall, 2000): 442-452. A summative look at how Parks redefines national icons in her use of history and revision on classical literature.