Sunday, October 14, 2007

Memphian Katori Hall's Play to Open in New York

Posted By on Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 4:00 AM

The New York Times has a nice story today on young Memphis playwright Katori Hall. An excerpt:

KATORI HALL'S earliest plays were a smash, keeping the audience rapt for hours. They were staged in a Fisher-Price dollhouse in Ms. Hall's Memphis living room, and she was author, director, doll handler and the entire audience.

"That's all I did was make up little plays and perform them for myself," she said in a recent interview. "When I lost the Fisher-Price people, I snuck into my dad's toolbox and got batteries to make into people, and I'd roll lint from under the couch into balls and make them the dogs."

Ms. Hall, 26, is about to find a wider audience. Her first major production, "Hoodoo Love," begins previews on Tuesday at the Cherry Lane Theater in the West Village and opens Nov. 1.

Read the Times story.

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