Hall will receive the award, an honorarium, and a concert reading of one of her new plays at the Inge Festival, in Independence, Kansas, on Thursday, April 22, at 7:30pm. The concert reading will feature a professional director and cast of special guest artists. The Inge Festival will culminate on Saturday, April 24 with a multi-media Tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Paula Vogel.
The award recognizes contemporary playwrights whose voices are helping shape the American theater of today, and is named for the late Otis L. Guernsey, Jr., a theater writer and scholar who was a longtime advocate and attendee of the William Inge Theatre Festival.
Hall's plays include The Mountaintop, Hoodoo Love, Remembrance, Hurt Village, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, and Freedom Train. She is a member of the Women's Project Playwrights' Lab, the Lark Playwrights' Workshop and the Dramatists Guild.
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