Aleshea Harris

Aleshea Harris is a playwright, performer and educator who received an MFA in Writing for Performance from California Institute of the Arts. Her work has been presented many places, including: the Costume Shop at American Conservatory Theater, Playfest at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, VOXfest at Dartmouth, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Theatre @ Boston Court, L’École de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne, National Drama Center in France and in the 2015 anthology, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Harris has been commissioned by American Conservatory Theater (Crack.Rumble.Fly., 2016) and CalArts’ Center for New Performance/La Comedie de Saint-Etiénne (The Gap, ongoing). Aleshea is a MacDowell Fellow, Hedgebrook Alum and winner of the American Playwriting Foundation’s 2016 Relentless Award in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman for her play Is God Is.