Katori Hall: Plays One (BUY)  ”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.” The anthology includes: Hoodoo Love, Hurt Village, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, and 2010 Olivier Award winner for New Play The Mountaintop.

The Mountaintop (BUY) Winner of the 2010 of the Olivier Award for New Play and Broadway hit starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, The Mountaintop is a surrealistic fantasy about a chance encounter between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his past, his legacy and the plight and future of his people.

Hurt Village (BUY) is included in the The Methuen Drama Book of New American PlaysHurt Village is set in a real-life Memphis housing project, and centers around Cookie, and precocious 13-year-old aspiring rapper. When her father Buggy returns home from fighting the war in Iraq, the pair’s lives are changed in ways they never could have imagined.

Children of Killers (BUY) is included in the anthology National Theatre Connections 2011: Plays for Young People. Set 15 years after the genocide, the play follows three young boys who meet their fathers, perpetrators during the 1994 Tutsi genocide, for the first time.

Written on January 3rd, 2012
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