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Written and Directed by:
Mkawasi Mcharo Hall


Stephan Collins-Stepney
as Gorri

Stephan Collins-Stepney – Founder / Artistic Director of TADAOW (Theater And Drama Are Our Weapons) Inc.
Stephan is a self proclaimed "theater brat". He has been working in theater since the age of four. Stephan studied theater at Morgan State University and some of his credits include August Wilson's Fences, A Soldier's Play, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, and The Meeting.

Stephan has also done local TV and radio commercials and has been featured on an HBO episode of The Wire. Along with 20 years of acting experience, Stephan is also a writer, director, and a poet. He would like to thank all of his friends and family for their love and support.

Ssanyu Burrell
as Hanna

I knew that I wanted to be an actress ever since I was eight years old. Between Christmas plays at church and school musicals, I became very clear on what it was I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I got caught up in the energy of the theatre, and I have sought it out every since. Over the years I got involved in the different aspects of the theatre, from writing to directing, taking classes here and there when I could, along with my regular curriculum throughout high school and college. I wanted to immerse myself in it. Acting was always my real passion, though. Breathing life into words on a page had always felt magical to me. Getting involved with Hush was the greatest opportunity I could hope for. It tells a story that I am well familiar with, having grown up with a multi-national group of friends and hearing many of their stories over the years. It is a project I truly believe in and I hope it impacts the audience as much as it has impacted me.

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