Katori Hall: ‘P Valley’

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Playwright and showrunner, Katori Hall. Photo courtesy of Dian Zhao.

Playwright and showrunner Katori Hall joins Elvis Mitchell this week on ‘The Treatment.’ Hall’s plays include ‘The Mountaintop’ and ‘Hurt Village,’ and her most recent project is the Starz series ‘P Valley,’ which is about people who work at a strip club in the Mississippi Delta. Hall and Mitchell discuss how her work can often be a “backstage into Blackness” where characters can be unapologetically themselves. She takes issue with her plays and series being called melodrama, saying they are a reflection of real Black experience. And Hall explains why her work is like putting “vitamins into Kool-Aid.”



Rebecca Mooney