Katori Hall to receive the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award at the William Inge Theatre Festival. A concert reading of The Mountaintop will be presented at 7:30 p.m
Tickets will be available on line starting March 1st at Inge Center Website or by calling (800) 842-6063 ext. 5835.
Katori Hall is Inge Festival Otis Guernsey New Voices Award winner
The up-and-coming playwright and performer Katori Hall has been selected winner of the 2010 William Inge Theatre Festival’s Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theatre Award. Hall will be presented with the award during the 29th Annual Inge Festival April 21-24 in Independence, Kansas, at Independence Community College. The Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theatre Award recognizes contemporary playwrights whose voices are helping shape the American theater of today.
The award, now bestowed on its 18th rising playwright, is named for the late Otis L. Guernsey, Jr., acclaimed theater writer and scholar who was a longtime advocate and attendee of the William Inge Theatre Festival. The Festival is named for the late William Inge, an Independence native who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (“Picnic”) and Oscar for Best Screenplay (“Splendor in the Grass.”)