P-Valley’s Katori Hall Secures the Bag and a Future for Black Playwrights

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All we do is WIN! Congratulations to Katori Hall for not only securing the bag AND the re-up with Lionsgate, but also for laying down brick by brick for those who will come behind her.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new deal with Lionsgate, which purchased Starz in 2016, includes the development of new projects for the studio and a fund to commission Black playwrights, which will be mentored by Katori, herself.

For those of you who are fans of Katori’s work from “P-Valley”, here is a brief overview of how she has been, and continues to be, booked, busy, and blessed. In 2010 she won the Olivier Award in the New Play category for The Mountaintop and this year she earned a Tony nomination in October for Best Book of a Musical for Tina- The Tina Turner Musical.



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It’s clear to see that her strategy is not only to shine a light on Black talent that tends to be underrepresented but also to build a path for those who come behind her. When Katori wins, we all win.

A beautiful representation of what it means to be Broadway Black.


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