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‘If I’m not confident, who would be?’ … Katori Hall. Photograph: David Levene

Less than 24 hours after being launched from relative obscurity to having her picture plastered over every national newspaper, 28-year-old Katori Hall is still giddy with adrenaline. “I only had two hours sleep after we finished partying before going on breakfast TV this morning,” she says, despite the fact she is filling this tiny room, a shabby corner of the new BBC building in central London, with her warp-scale energy. “Today has been an immense whirlwind. I don’t know if I’m tired, if my feet are on the ground, or whether I’m floating.”

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Written on March 23rd, 2011 , Media

“Hall, 28, is the first black woman to receive the prize since the awards began in 1976, and only the fourth female. August Wilson became the first black male writer to win the award in 2002. Hall’s triumph will propel her from being an unknown — who “did not have a Wikipedia entry before this” — to a playwright whose work will command international attention.” Times Online

BBC Interview
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Broadwayworld Interview

Written on March 15th, 2011 , Media

New York, NY – Jean Doumanian Productions (August: Osage County, Our Town, Superior Donuts, When The Rain Stops Falling), in partnership with Sonia Friedman Productions (The Norman Conquests, The Seagull, Boeing-Boeing, La Cage aux Folles and Rock ’n’ Roll) is moving forward to mount a Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall…

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Written on March 15th, 2011 , Media

Producers Jean Doumanian and Sonia Friedman are eyeing a fall Broadway opening for Katori Hall’s play “The Mountaintop.”   Kenny Leon is in negotiations to direct the two-hander about a fictitious encounter between the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a woman claiming to be a  Memphis motel maid on the night before the civil rights leader’s assassination.

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Written on March 14th, 2011 , Media

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Written on March 8th, 2011 , about me
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