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KATORI HALL is a young playwright from Memphis, Tennessee, whose work has won great acclaim. She is a graduate of Columbia University, the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, and the Juilliard School. As a high-school graduate, she was one of twenty students nationally to win the prestigious Ron Brown Scholarship. She also is a member of the Coca-Cola Scholar Program, the Dramatists Guild, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
Hall’s plays include: The Mountaintop (2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play, 2012 Lilly Award), Hurt Village (2011 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Signature Theatre), Children of Killers (National Theatre, UK and Castillo Theatre, NYC), Hoodoo Love (Cherry Lane Theatre), Remembrance (Women’s Project), Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, WHADDABLOODCLOT!!! (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Our Lady of Kibeho and Pussy Valley.
Hall has won numerous awards and fellowships, including the Lark Play Development Center Playwrights of New York (PONY) Fellowship, the ARENA Stage American Voices New Play Residency, the Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship, two Lecomte du Nouy Prizes from Lincoln Center, the Fellowship of Southern Writers Bryan Family Award in Drama, a NYFA Fellowship, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Playwriting Award.