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Aleshea Harris

 
Bio:
Aleshea Harris is a playwright, spoken word poet and educator who received an MFA in Writing for Performance from California Institute of the Arts. She is currently working on projects commissioned by American Conservatory Theater and CalArts’ Center for New Performance. Her work as a playwright ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Aleshea Harris is a playwright, spoken word poet and educator who received an MFA in Writing for Performance from California Institute of the Arts. She is currently working on projects commissioned by American Conservatory Theater and CalArts’ Center for New Performance. Her work as a playwright ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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Cast of Sugarland-Whitney White, Aleshea Harris, Stephanie Berry and Adam Rigg Photo

Cast of Sugarland-Whitney White, Aleshea Harris, Stephanie Berry and Adam Rigg

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05/02/2022
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Aleshea Harris

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05/02/2022
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Aleshea Harris

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03/03/2020
Deadria Harrington, David Mendizabal, Javon Q. Minter, Whitney White, Ugo Chukwu, Rac Photo

Deadria Harrington, David Mendizabal, Javon Q. Minter, Whitney White, Ugo Chukwu, Rachel Christopher, Eric Lockley, Aleshea Harris, and Nemuna Ceesay

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01/09/2020

 

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Aleshea Harris Biography

Aleshea Harris is a playwright, spoken word poet and educator who received an MFA in Writing for Performance from California Institute of the Arts. She is currently working on projects commissioned by American Conservatory Theater and CalArts’ Center for New Performance.
Her work as a playwright has been presented many places including: the Costume Shop at American Conservatory Theater, Playfest at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, freeFall Theatre Company, VOXfest at Dartmouth, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and L’École de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne, National Drama Center in France. Her play, Road Kill Giant, was among 300 nominees to The List of “excellent new plays” compiled by The Kilroys in 2014.
Aleshea’s poetry has been featured at RedCat Theater for CalArts’s Tedx Conference, as part of La Fête du Livre at La Comèdie de Saint-Étienne, at the Skirball Center and in the 2015 anthology, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop.
Harris has instructed at the Marcia P. Hoffman Institute of Performing Arts, The Royal Theater Boys and Girls Club, Youth Arts Corps, and The Patel Conservatory. Harris currently teaches in the School of Theatre at CalArts, and through CalArts’ Community Arts Partnership (CAP).

Aleshea Harris Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Aleshea HarrisIs God Is

Aleshea Harris News

BWW Review: IS GOD IS at Canadian Stage Photo BWW Review: IS GOD IS at Canadian Stage
by Samantha Wu - May 20, 2022

Canadian Stage with Obsidian Theatre Company and Necessary Angel Theatre Company present Is God Is playing at the Berkeley Street Theatre until May 22, 2022, written by Aleshea Harris and directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu. This explosive story of revenge and murder is an eye-opening and revealing exploration of Black women and societal expectations.

Kirsten Childs and Martyna Majok Win Dramatists Guild's Flora Roberts Award and Hull- Photo Kirsten Childs and Martyna Majok Win Dramatists Guild's Flora Roberts Award and Hull-Warriner Award
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the first recipients of their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe's Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 2, 2022

The 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway was presented on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and More Take Home 2022 Lucille Lortel A Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and More Take Home 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards; Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - May 1, 2022

The 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be presented tonight, Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm EST. Stick with BroadwayWorld tonight as we share LIVE updates of the winners.

Congo Square Theatre Extends WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES SOWN Until May 7 Photo Congo Square Theatre Extends WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES SOWN Until May 7
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2022

Congo Square Theatre Company, GRAY, and Theaster Gates's Rebuild Foundation are proud to announce that the Chicago Premiere of What to Send Up When It Goes Down, by award-winning playwright Aleshea Harris, has been extended by popular demand with three additional performances at the Rebuild Foundation's Stony Island Arts Bank.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO & ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Lead Nominations for 2022 Lucille Lortel Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO & ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Lead Nominations for 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 7, 2022

Nominations for the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by theatre veterans Lilli Cooper and Lea DeLaria, stars of Broadway’s POTUS. With COVID safety in mind, rather than having one host and multiple presenters, this year the Awards will be handed out by a few Host/Presenter pairs on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and Lucille Lortel Theatre, with additional support provided by TDF.

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Programs in May With Bess Wohl & More Photo Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Programs in May With Bess Wohl & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has announced four new community programs in May with Hermitage Fellows specializing in music, writing, multimedia, and theater, including an event with Tony Award-nominated playwright Bess Wohl (Grand Horizons, Small Mouth Sounds).

WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN Comes to Stage West This Month Photo WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN Comes to Stage West This Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

How does an entire community manage to express its anger and sorrow, and find a way to come together to heal? The answer can be found in Aleshea Harris’s What to Send Up When It Goes Down. This highly unique piece will begin a 4-week regional premiere run on Thursday, April 14 in the Evelyn Wheeler Swenson Theatre at Stage West.

TCG Books Publishes IS GOD IS/WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris Photo TCG Books Publishes IS GOD IS/WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

Theatre Communications Group has announced the publication of Is God Is / What to Send Up When It Goes Down by Aleshea Harris. Is God Is had its world premiere at Soho Rep. in the winter of 2018.

Larson Legacy Concert to Showcase 2021 Recipients At Adelphi PAC Photo Larson Legacy Concert to Showcase 2021 Recipients At Adelphi PAC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022

The Larson Legacy Concert featuring the 2021 recipients of the Jonathan Larson Grants, Shayok Misha Chowdhury and Laura Grill Jaye, will take place at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Saturday, April 9.


Aleshea Harris Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Aleshea Harris been nominated for?
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Is God Is .