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by Shawneen Rowe

Stories are gifts we give to each other. We laugh together. We cry together. We heal together. Loved ones are kept alive for generations through the retelling of their tales. Shawneen struggles to step out of the shadows and into the light by revisiting the stories of her Grandma Rosa. Woman. Mother. Warrior. Curator of Family Herstory. Trigger warning: domestic violence.




Doriane is a playwright, improviser, dramaturg, and artist. Their writing focuses on exploring the narratives society refuses to acknowledge. Zachary Hates Everything... is their first full-length play. Other works include: Emeth, The Intimate Life, and Of Cities and Mountains. Doriane received their Bachelor's degree in Theatre from Arcadia University, and has gone on to take classes at PlayPenn and The Upright Citizen's Brigade. When not doing theatre, Doriane can be found playing the piano, taking photos, and troubleshooting software errors. Learn more at: 

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