Dramatic Comedy: 4m, 4f
Winner of the 2018 Obie Award for Playwriting
Is God Is is a modern myth about twin sisters who sojourn from the Dirty South to the California desert to exact righteous revenge. Winner of the 2016 Relentless Award, Aleshea Harris collides the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Spaghetti Western, and Afropunk in this darkly funny and unapologetic world premiere.
"Its masterstroke is newly contextualizing ages-old themes and motifs into a thoroughly contemporary, divided African-American landscape [...] the relationship of the sisters, and the shifting power between them, is expertly drawn and embodied." --The New York Times
"There's a purposeful vagueness to Harris's storytelling that feels rebellious and exhilarating. She's brave enough to say to hell with the small stuff, or to make a knowing joke of it, and it helps the twins and their journey start to feel mythic." --Vulture