This is the second in a series of playwright interviews. Suzan Lori-Parks was the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for playwrighting, for Topdog/Underdog in 2001. She has also won three Obie Awards. This interview, recorded on May 20, 2003, was recorded while she was on tour for her only novel, Getting Mother’s Body. She is in conversation with KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky.

Ricardo Perez Gonzalez is a playwright of Puerto Rican ancestry, currently based in New York. His most recent play, “Don’t Eat the Mangos” had its world premiere on March 4, 2020 at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. The play was forced to close one week later due to the novel corona virus pandemic. His plays have been performed all across the United States, and he recently completed a stint in the writers’ room of the Netflix series Designated Survivor. He was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky on March 2, 2020.