Aleshea Harris

Aleshea Harris’ play Is God Is (Soho Rep) won the 2016 Relentless Award, an OBIEAward for playwriting, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, was a finalist for theSusan Smith Blackburn Prize, and made The Kilroys’ List of “the most recommended un- and underproduced plays by trans and female authors of color” for 2017. It will be produced at the Royal Court in London in the summer of 2020 and has beenpublished by 3Hole Press and Samuel French. 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 produced at A.R.T., Woolly Mammoth, and The Public's Under the Radar, was featured in the April 2019 issue of American Theatre Magazine and was nominated for a Drama Desk award. Harris is under commission with Center Theatre Group and Playwrights Horizons.

Updated as of 12/30/19




soft light is part of a digital initiative entitled Resilience which was inspired by Aleshea Harris’ critically acclaimed play What to Send Up When it Goes Down, directed by Whitney White.