The Word Begins

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“A compact, energetic 75 minutes on politics, race, religion, love, and hope”

- LA Weekly (Go!)

” one of the cleverest pieces of writing and performance you will have the

pleasure of seeing in a long time.”

- LA SPLASH

“Cleaning the cobwebs off language to get us to see reality with fresh eyes”

- LA Times

“Unforgettable performance peice” - LA Examiner

Rapid-fire, dangerous, powerful, and unpredictable.” – LA Weekly

“a touch of genius” – Norman Lear

“the perfect combination of soul and science” – Quincy Jones

“. . . creating a masterpiece” - LA Times

GO!  says the LA Weekly! Read the Review HERE.

CRITICS PICK! Backstage.com



Following a critically acclaimed, extended run at Rogue Machine theater in Los Angeles, The Word Begins is gearing up for an international tour.  Join the mailing list (sign up on the right-hand column) or check us out on Facebook for updates and tour dates.


If you are interested in bringing The Word Begins to your city, town, or campus email us at info(at)hhtf.org!


The Word Begins

Written and Performed by Steve Connell and Sekou Andrews
Developed and Directed by Robert Egan


Nominated for three Helen Hayes Awards, The Word Begins follows the hilarious and provocative journey of two men discovering the power of words to define love, faith, race and humanity in America. Mashing up theater, spoken word, comedy and Hip-Hop, Steve Connell and Sekou Andrews deliver a high-energy performance in this fresh new satire that examines the current cultural landscape.



PERSUE x THE WORD BEGINS L.A.




The Word Begins is co-produced by Hip-Hop Theater Festival through special arrangement with Prana Theatre Group and was originally produced at The Signature Theatre, Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director, and was developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Robert Egan, Artistic Director.

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