Her most acclaimed work, though, is The Mountaintop. It imagines Martin Luther King’s last night on earth at the Lorraine Motel. That play won the Laurence Olivier award for best new play in 2010.
These days, Katori Hall is the creator and showrunner of the new Starz show P-Valley. It’s based on a play of hers by the same name.
It’s set in a place called The Pynk – a strip club in the Mississippi Delta. The show focuses on the people who work in the club: the women on stage, the bouncers, the bartenders, and the boss: Uncle Clifford.
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