by Spectrum Theatre Company
Jul. 15, 2017
SPECTRUM THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: a staged reading of Katori Hall's Hurt Village.
Based on a real-life housing project, Hurt Village explores in vivid and brutal detail the lives of poor and invisible Americans. The piece focuses on a young African-American man who returns from fighting in Iraq to find that his home is being demolished. The play examines a long-lasting legacy of drug abuse, child abuse, crime and self-hatred within a poor, working-class, multi-generational Black family.
Hall, known for her crtitically acclaimed work The Mountaintop- also authored Children of Killers, Hoodoo Love, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!, Our Lady of Kibeho, and Pussy Valley (Mixed Blood). Her awards include the Lark Play Development Center Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellowship, the ARENA Stage American Voices New Play Residency, the Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship, two Lecomte du Nouy Prizes from Lincoln Center, the Fellowship of Southern Writers Bryan Family Award in Drama, a NYFA Fellowship, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Columbia University John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement, the Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre, and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Playwriting Award.
July 15, 2017
2400 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX, 78756
Staged reading from 1 - 3 p.m.