By Katori Hall
January 20th - February 6th, 2022

MA - For Mature Audiences: Language / Topic

On April 3rd, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on Earth in room 306 of the Lorraine Motel. This fictional account of that final evening explores the man behind the legend, and takes us on a journey we'll never forget. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Awards for best new play of 2010, The Mountaintop "crackles with theatricality and humanity more moving than sainthood." – Newsday

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Cast and Crew

Director

Casaundra Freeman

Casaundra Freeman
Director

Cast

Will Bryson

Will Bryson
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Adaeze Nwoko

Adaeze Nwoko
Camae

Designers

Michael Yerges
Set Design

Thom Sirkot
Costume Design

Dave Yezefski
Lighting Design

Lyell Hintz
Sound & Projection Design

A'nie Kirchner
Props Design

Production Team

Michael Yerges
Production Stage Manager

A'nie Kirchner
Company Stage Manager

Earl Martz
Technical Director

Lidia Feinen
Scene Shop Assistant

Thom Sirkot
Costume Shop Supervisor

Dave Yezefski
Master Electrician

Isabel Benfield
High School Intern/Crew

Elliot Doerschler
High School Intern/Crew

Cora Vanderhoof
High School Intern/Crew

About Katori Hall

Katori Hall

Katori Hall is a playwright and performer hailing from Memphis, Tennessee. Her award-winning play HOODOO LOVE premiered at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2007. It was developed under Lynn Nottage as part of the theatre’s 2006 Mentor Project. HOODOO LOVE received three AUDELCO nominations (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, August Wilson Playwright Award). Her other plays include: REMEMBRANCE, HURT VILLAGE, SATURDAY NIGHT/SUNDAY MORNING, THE MOUNTAINTOP, ON THE CHITLIN’ CIRCUIT, and FREEDOM TRAIN (KCACTF ten minute play national finalist).

Her work has been developed and presented at the following venues: the American Repertory Theatre, Kennedy Center, Cherry Lane Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Schomburg Center, BRICLab, Women’s Project, World Financial Center, Lark Play Development Center, New Professional Theatre, The O’Neill, the Juilliard School, Stanford University, and Columbia University. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lecompte du Nouy Prize, North Manhattan Arts Alliance Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts Commission Grant, New Professional Theatre’s Writers’ Festival award, Fellowship of Southern Writers Bryan Family Award in Drama, New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting and Screenwriting, Royal Court Theatre Residency, and the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award. She has also been a Kennedy Center Playwriting Fellow.

As an actor, her credits include “Law & Order: SVU,” THE PRESIDENT’S PUPPETS (The Public), GROWING UP A SLAVE (American Place Theatre), INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL (American Place Theatre), the world premiere of AMERIKA (Theatre de la Jeune Lune/American Repertory Theatre), SPRING AWAKENING (Moscow Art Theatre School), AIN’T SUPPOSED TO DIE A NATURAL DEATH (Classical Theatre of Harlem), SCHOOLED (WOW Café Theatre), and BLACK GIRL (Sande Shurin Theatre). As a journalist, her work has been published in “The Boston Globe,” “Essence,” “Newsweek,” and “The Commercial Appeal.” She graduated from Columbia University in 2003 with a major in African-American Studies and Creative Writing. She was awarded top departmental honors from the university’s Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS). In 2005, she graduated from the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in Acting. She is now a student in the Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. She is a proud member of the Women’s Project Playwrights’ Lab, the Lark Playwrights’ Workshop, and the Dramatists Guild.

www.katorihall.com

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