Aleshea Harris

Aleshea Harris, Playwright

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Disclaimer: This playwright profile is part of the BIPOC Playwrights Project, a resource for theater educators and practitioners. Playwrights listed on this website are not necessarily affiliated with UC Berkeley or the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies.

Representative Plays: 

What To Send Up When It Goes Down (2018)
Is God Is 

About the Playwright:

Aleshea Harris’s play Is God Is won the 2016 Relentless Award, garnered her an Obie Award for playwriting in 2017, was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and made The Kilroys' List of “the most recommended and underproduced plays by trans and female authors of color” for 2017. Is God Is will be adapted into a film produced by Scott Rudin and A24. What to Send Up When It Goes Down, a play-pageant-ritual response to anti-blackness, had its critically acclaimed NYC premiere with The Movement Theatre Company in November of 2018.

Harris has enjoyed residencies at MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Djerassi and SPACE on Ryder Farm. She is currently under commissions with Playwrights Horizons, Almeida Theatre and Center Theatre Group.

Source: Concord Theatricals 


Concord Theatrics Plays

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