Katori Hall A Conversation With Playwright Katori Hall By Michael Edward Miller • Apr 18, 2013 Listen Listening... / 22:33 WUTC's Michael Edward Miller has an in-depth conversation with playwright Katori Hall. Memphis native Katori Hall is an actress, writer and playwright. She's won numerous awards, and her play The Mountaintop ran on Broadway, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. Katori Hall is in Chattanooga for the Celebration of Southern Literature, which takes place April 17th, 18th and 19th. In this interview, Hall discusses how The Mountaintop humanizes Martin Luther King, Jr., how she joined the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and what she'll be doing at the Celebration.