Theatre is like a world of its own because there are so many different elements that factor into a theatrical performance. From the location and setting to characters even inclusive of the people on stage and behind the stage, all of these things are equally important. Theatre artists are also valuable people who improve the daily quality of life. The purpose of a theatre artist’s job is to employ, uncover, and characterize the basic truths of the relationships between humans. They also look at the communication and behavioral patterns of people. Theatre artist work really hard at making an impact in the community in which they are part of. Ultimately, their goal is to change the mindset of the of people because they address real-world problems. One particular theatre artist that has impacted and attempted to evolve the minds of the community is Katori Hall. Katori Hall is an American playwright, actress, and journalist from Memphis, TN. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the projects that Hall has worked on, her contributions to the theatre world, a particular show that stands out that she has worked on, and provide any additional, interesting information about why she is important.
First, let’s begin with the background history of Katori Hall. Hall graduated from Columbia University where she majored in Creative Writing and African-American Studies. She also received her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the A.R.T. at Harvard University, and the, went on to complete a playwriting program at Juilliard School.
Hall’s projects that she has worked on as well as her contributions to the theatre world have been commendable and extensive in the short amount of time that she’s been working in theatre.
One particular show of Hall’s that stands out above all of her other successes is the independent play called The Mountaintop, in which she received the 2010 Oliver Award for Best New Play. This particular play ran on Broadway in the Bernard Jacobs...