Theatre Circle: IS GOD IS by Aleshea Harris

  • 15 Sep 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS
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by Aleshea Harris

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

6:30 Networking Drinks

7:30 Performance

Post show Q&A with Aleshea Harris

Royal Court Theatre

Sloane Square

London SW1W 8AS


Tickets : £24


About the Event: 

Aleshea Harris’ award-winning play collides the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk.

“I wanna step on somethin for once. See what it feel like. Must feel good.”

When a letter arrives from the mother they thought was dead, 21 year old twins Racine and Anaia travel from the Dirty South to the California desert and a yellow house with teal shutters.  They are on a mission to avenge her past and ready to take down anyone who stands in their way.

“We ain’t killers”

“How you figure that? … Iss in the blood.”

Aleshea Harris’ revenge tale about two women seeking justice and taking control of their own narratives, has received the Relentless Award and Obie Award for Playwriting. The UK Premiere will be directed by Royal Court Associate Director Ola Ince.

There will be a post-performance Q&A with Aleshea Harris discussing her work.

About the Playwright:

Aleshea Harris is a playwright, spoken word poet and educator who received an MFA in Writing for Performance from California Institute of the Arts. Aleshea’s play Is God Is (produced at Soho Rep) won the 2016 Relentless Award, an OBIE Award for playwriting in 2017, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award in 2019 and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her follow-up play, What to Send Up When It Goes Down, a play-pageant-ritual response to anti-blackness, had its critically acclaimed NYC premiere in 2018, was featured in the April 2019 issue of American Theatre Magazine and received a rare special commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

In 2020, Aleshea was awarded a Windham-Campbell Literary Prize at Yale University and the Mimi Steinberg Playwriting Award. She has performed her own work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Orlando Fringe Festival, REDCAT, as part of La Fête du Livre at La Comèdie de Saint-Étienne and at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. Aleshea is also a two-time MacDowell Fellow and has enjoyed residencies at Hedgebrook and Djerassi.

About the Theatre:

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