Hurt Village

by Katori Hall
directed by Patricia McGregor
originally produced at Signature Theatre Company,
New York, NY.
February 7, 2012
through March 18, 2012

About the Premiere Production:

It’s the end of a long summer in Hurt Village, a housing project in Memphis, Tennessee. A government Hope Grant means relocation for many of the project’s residents, including Cookie, a thirteen year-old aspiring rapper, along with her mother Crank and great-grandmother Big Mama. As the family prepares to move, Cookie’s father Buggy unexpectedly returns from a tour of duty in Iraq. Ravaged by the war, Buggy struggles to find a position in his disintegrating community, along with a place in his daughter’s wounded heart. A bold, gritty and devastating work, Hurt Village earned Katori Hall the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, given annually to an outstanding female playwright

Artistic Statement


Grant Statement

Funding from the Edgerton Foundation will support crucial additional rehearsal time during the preview period for the world premiere of Hurt Village, by Katori Hall.

Director: Patricia McGregor
Set Design: Set and Projections Designer : David Gallo


American Voices: Katori Hall
December 14, 2012

Hurt Village: Life Of Memphis Housing Project On Stage
WREG Memphis
October 18, 2012

The Village
Memphis Flyer
October 11, 2012

'Hurt Village' is beautifully acted, in-your-face production
The Commercial Appeal
October 9, 2012

'Hurt Village' (the play) at Hattiloo Theatre on Friday October 5
Downtown Neighborhood Association
September 17, 2012

"Hurt Village" at Hattiloo
September 14, 2012

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