Is God Is by Aleshea Harris
3 Hole Press
Softcover / 127 x 178 cm / 134 pp
Blending epic tragedy, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk, Is God Is is a revenge tale about twin sisters. In this award-winning work by playwright Aleshea Harris, emotions are laid bare through dialogue and visual gaps in language.
WINNER OF A 2018 OBIE AWARD FOR PLAYWRITING.
WINNER OF A 2016 RELENTLESS AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN PLAYWRITING FOUNDATION.
"Step aside, Quentin Tarantino and Martin McDonagh, and all you other macho purveyors of mutilation and mayhem with a smile. A snarly new master of high- octane carnage has risen into view."
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
"A rigorous new work that unearths our deepest fears about humanity and who we think we are in relation to ourselves and the divine."
—Dawn Lundy Martin
"Family, as the old tragedians knew, is our first country. Therefore, it’s the earth from which we forge our first weapons, the fields of our first wars, the very turf over which we fight. With Is God Is, Aleshea Harris audaciously scours tragedy down with the rough edge of a rock. To read this merciless play is to get blood in your eye —and in Harris’ sure grip, you’ll recall that blood washes and stains, can run hot or cold, means both violence and family."