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Katori Hall
Playwright and performer Katori Hall is the recipient of William Inge Theatre Festival's 2010 Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theatre Award.

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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