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Katori Hall

For the National:


For the National Theatre: The Hot Wing King and Children of Killers (Connections Festival 2011)

In London’s West End: The Mountaintop (also Broadway)

On Broadway: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (also West End; also as producer)

Other theatre includes: The Hot Wing King at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre (also as director); The Hot Wing King, Hurt Village and Our Lady of Kibeho for Signature Theatre; and WHADDABLOODCLOT!!! and Hoodoo Love at Cherry Lane Theatre


P-Valley, as showrunner and executive producer, based on her play Pussy Valley


The Hot Wing King – 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical – two Tony Award nominations and Olivier Award nomination

The Mountaintop – Olivier Award for Best New Play

Hurt Village – 2011 Susan Smith Blackburn Award

P-Valley – Gotham, Independent Spirit, GLAAD Media and NAACP Image Award nominations

Lark Play Development Center Playwrights of New York (PONY) Fellowship

two Lecompte du Nouy Prizes from Lincoln Center

Fellowship of Southern Writers Bryan Family Award in Drama

NYFA Fellowship

Columbia University John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement

National Black Theatre’s August Wilson Playwriting Award

Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award


Katori Hall is also an alumnus of the Sundance Episodic Lab’s inaugural class, as well as the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, and participated in Ryan Murphy’s Half Foundation Directing Program directing the award-winning short, Arkabutla.


(Published July 2024)