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Katori Hall’s ‘The Hot Wing King’ Wins 2021 Pulitzer Prize For Drama

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Katori Hall’s comedy-drama play The Hot Wing King, which was given a world premiere by Off Broadway’s Signature Theatre Company just before the pandemic shutdown, was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama today.Set in Memphis, Tennessee, just in time for the annual “Hot Wang Festival,” the play follows two Black gay men and “their culinary clique, The New Wing Order,” as they prepare their culinary entry.

As described by Signature, “When Dwayne takes in his troubled nephew however, it becomes a recipe for disaster. Suddenly, a first place trophy isn’t the only thing Cordell risks losing.”The play premiered at Signature’s Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre on February 11, 2020.The Pulitzer board called The Hot Wing King “a funny, deeply

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