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Raya Tuffaha



Raya is a Palestinian actor, fighter and writer from Seattle. She recently graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Conflict Studies (Major: Theater, emphasis fight direction & solo performance, minor: Peace & Conflict Studies). Some of her favorite fight choreo credits include Macbeth, West Side Story, One Man Two Guv’nors, and Heathers. She is passionate about crafting muscular, nuanced stories, and believes stage combat is a powerful tool for every body. Raya is an alum of the School of Amman Ballet, the British American Drama Academy, and of course, Studio East!

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