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Pulitzer Prize–winning and two-time Tony Award–nominated Memphis-native Katori Hall is the book writer and co-producer of the West End and Broadway hit Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. She’s also the creator and showrunner of P-Valley, the breakout Starz drama based on her play Pussy Valley. Katori’s latest theatrical piece, The Hot Wing King, premiered in Spring 2020 at the Signature Theatre and won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Her play The Mountaintop, which vividly reimagines the final night of Martin Luther King’s life, won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010 before opening on Broadway to critical acclaim. Katori’s other works include the award-winning Hurt Village, Hoodoo Love, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, Our Lady of Kibeho, Children of Killers, and The Blood Quilt. She is also the director of the award-winning short, Arkabutla. Katori is an alumna of Columbia University, ART at Harvard University, and Juilliard. She’s a graduate of the Sundance Episodic Lab's inaugural class, the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, and Ryan Murphy’s Half Foundation Directing Program. Katori’s other awards include a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, two Lecomte du Nouy Prizes from Lincoln Center, National Black Theatre's August Wilson Playwriting Award, NAACP Image Award for Best Television Drama, the Columbia University Medal of Excellence, and many more. @katorihall www.katorihall.com

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