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Playwrights honor scribe Katori Hall

Writer to receive Lark's N.Y. Fellowship award

Katori Hall is the 2009-10 recipient of the Playwrights of New York Fellowship, the Lark Play Development Center’s annual award worth an estimated $80,000.

Prize, aimed at setting up the selected scribe with the financial support to spend 12 months writing full-time, comes with a $24,000 stipend and a rent-free year in a midtown Gotham apartment.

Hall also will receive creative support from the Lark’s Playwrights Workshop, led by Arthur Kopit, with advisers including David Henry Hwang and Tina Howe.

Tarell Alvin McCraney (“The Brothers Size,” “Wig Out!”), meanwhile, picked up a PONY jury prize of $5,000.

Hall’s play “Hoodoo Love” played a 2007 run at Off Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theater as part of that org’s Mentor Project, with Lynn Nottage (“Ruined”) serving as mentor for the script. Also a thesp, Hall appeared in the Classical Theater of Harlem staging of “Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death,” among other credits.

Scribe attends Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace playwriting program.

Lark fellowship, underwritten in part by Lark board member Sandi Goff Farkas, began in 2007 with inaugural recipient Carson Kreitzer. Samuel D. Hunter is the current fellow.

Hall’s fellowship begins in the fall.

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