Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Leon, Holler If Ya Hear Me features slam poet, actor, singer and musician Saul Williams ("Slam") as John with Christopher Jackson ( In the Heights, After Midnight) as Vertus, Saycon Sengbloh ( Motown, Fela!) as Corinne, Ben Thompson ( Matilda) as Griffy, Tony nominee John Earl Jelks ( Radio Golf) as Street Preacher, Joshua Boone ( Brownsville Song [b side for Tray] at Actors Theatre of Louisville) as Darius, Dyllon Burnside ("Prison Break") as Anthony and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins ( Jelly's Last Jam; Caroline, or Change; Play On!) as Mrs. Weston.
Rounding out the cast are Tracee Beazer ( Memphis), Afi Bijou ( Fela!), Mel Charlot (three-time World Hip Hop Champion), Carrie Compere ( Shrek national tour), Otis Cotton, Ryan Davis (danced for Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj), Brandon Gill ( Neighbors at The Public), Ariana Groover ( Bare Off-Broadway), F. Michael Haynie ( Wicked), Jared Joseph ( The Book of Mormon national tour), Jahi Kearse ( Baby It's You), Muata Langley (freestyle Krump performer), Candace Maxwell, Valentine Norton ("American Idol"), Christina Sajous ( Spider-Man Turn off the Dark), Charlene "Chi Chi" Smith, Jaime Lincoln Smith ( Ruined Off-Broadway), Donald Webber, Jr. ( Motown) and Joaquina Kalukango ( Antony and Cleopatra).
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