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Plays in Shorts Program: Love That Dares Not
Saturday, June 15
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg Center

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

Wouldn’t Make It Any Other Way


Hao Zhou

Executive Producer

Caitlin Mae Burke


Tyler Hill, Merrill Sterritt, Carlo Velayo


Hao Zhou, Tyler Hill


Hao Zhou

Having built a colorful queer life in Iowa, an aspiring costume designer visits their island homeland of Guam to make costumes for a children’s theatre while reconnecting with distanced parents.

Director, Wouldn't Make It Any Other Way

Hao Zhou is a filmmaker originally from southwest China, currently based in Ohio. Zhou’s films include narrative, nonfiction, and experimental works that explore queer experiences in Asia and the Asian diaspora. Past works include The Night (2014, Berlinale), Frozen Out (2021, Student Academy Award gold medal winner, BFI Flare, Frameline), Future Flowers (2022, Images Festival), and Here, Hopefully (2023, PBS, Outfest, Big Sky, BlackStar).