Katori Hall Plays One: Hoodoo Love; Hurt Village; The Mountaintop; Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

Katori Hall Plays One Hoodoo Love Hurt Village The Mountaintop Saturday Night Sunday Morning An important new voice for African American theatre Katori Hall explores the lives of black and often invisible Americans with vivid language dynamic narratives and richly textured characterization

  • Title: Katori Hall Plays One: Hoodoo Love; Hurt Village; The Mountaintop; Saturday Night/Sunday Morning
  • Author: Katori Hall
  • ISBN: 9781408147023
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • An important new voice for African American theatre, Katori Hall explores the lives of black and often invisible Americans with vivid language, dynamic narratives and richly textured characterization.Hoodoo Love is Hall s debut play, a tale of love, magic, jealousy and secrets and written in vivid language which captures the Blues Toulou escapes from the Mississippi cottoAn important new voice for African American theatre, Katori Hall explores the lives of black and often invisible Americans with vivid language, dynamic narratives and richly textured characterization.Hoodoo Love is Hall s debut play, a tale of love, magic, jealousy and secrets and written in vivid language which captures the Blues Toulou escapes from the Mississippi cotton fields in the 1930s to pursue her dream of singing the blues in Memphis When she meets a rambling blues singer, the notorious Ace of Spades, her dreams are realized in a way she could never have imagined.Hurt Village is set in a real life Memphis housing project, which has become a painful symbol of urban decay The piece focuses on a young African American man who returns from fighting in Iraq to find that his home is being demolished It explores in vivid and sometimes brutal detail a long lasting legacy of drug abuse, child abuse, crime, and self hatred within a poor, working class, multi generational Black family.Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play 2009, The Mountaintop is a historical fantastical two person play, set at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where on the following evening, Martin Luther King will stand on the balcony to greet a crowd and be shot dead Portraying rhetoric, hope and ideals of social change, The Mountaintop also explores the constraints of being flawed and human in the face of inevitable death.Saturday Night Sunday Morning is set in a Memphis beauty shop boarding house during the final days of WWII, a group of African American women struggle with the heartbreak of losing their men to the war and with the uncertainty of what the future may hold when and if their soldiers return Rich with humor and history, it is a story about friendship and finding love in unexpected places.

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    About “Katori Hall

    • Katori Hall

      Katori Hall born May 10, 1981 is an American playwright, journalist, and actress from Memphis, Tennessee.Hall graduated from Columbia University in 2003 with a major in African American Studies and Creative Writing She was awarded top departmental honors from the university s Institute for Research in African American Studies IRAAS In 2005, she graduated from the American Repertory Theater s Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting, and graduated from the Juilliard School s Lila Acheson Wallace playwriting program in 2009.Her awards include a Susan Smith Blackburn Award, Lark Play Development Center Playwrights of New York PONY Fellowship, Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship, two Lecompte du Nouy Prizes from Lincoln Center, Fellowship of Southern Writers Bryan Family Award in Drama, NYFA Fellowship, and the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award Hall was shortlisted for the London Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award and received the Otis Guernsey New Voices Playwriting Award from the William Inge Theatre Festival She is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers In 1999, Hall graduated from Craigmont High School Memphis, TN as the first African American valedictorian.Hall has been published as a book reviewer, journalist, and essayist in publications such as The Boston Globe, Essence, Newsweek and The New York Times She has been a Kennedy Center Playwriting Fellow at the O Neill from



    109 thoughts on “Katori Hall Plays One: Hoodoo Love; Hurt Village; The Mountaintop; Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

    • This was my book club pick. This article got me interesting in Katori Hall's work: washingtonpost/entertaI particularly enjoyed The Mountaintop, because the representation of the angel and God were so unexpected for me. It told a story I knew fairly well in a very new way and made MLK Jr. very admirable while still very flawed.


    • Adding this is a bit of a lie - I only read (and saw) Hurt Village. But Holy Gods, I'll never forget it. There is so much raw pain and truth in this play that all this time later it still rises up at me (must read the others).


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