Is God Is
Running Time
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

An Audio production of ‘Is God Is’

By Aleshea Harris
Directed by James Ijames

July 23–26, 2020

In the Spring, the pandemic forced us to cancel our stage production of ‘Is God Is.’ We remained committed to this story, and these artists. We’re proud that we found a way to share this story with you as an audio play in July 2020!

A THRILLING STORY OF REVENGE

Twin sisters go on a rip-roaring, cross-country adventure – from an Eastern metropolis to the deep South to the California desert – to exact righteous revenge. This fiercely modern new play combines the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop, Afropunk, and Old Testament justice for a thrilling listening experience.

From WHYY: With the stage off limits, Wilma Theater tries something new: a radio play

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: Wilma Theater is putting on the acclaimed ‘Is God Is’ as an audio play, recorded from quarantine

“I think the use of genre (western, revenge tragedy) is beautifully married to an Afrofuturist aesthetic that I’m hungry for in the theater. This play is not concerned about being judged or being respectable. Its main concern is with being ruthlessly honest.” -Director James Ijames

STREAMING DETAILS

  • All donations supported the staff and artists involved in the Wilma’s continued artistic and education programming.
  • The audio production of Is God Is was only available from July 23-26, 2020.

Thank you to our Honorary Producers, Linda & David Glickstein

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KNOW BEFORE YOU LISTEN

“To me the play is about the things we inherit, the good the bad and the ugly, and what we do with that inheritance. Because this play’s content deals with cycles of violence in families and domestic violence, it is important to say that we have not shied away from the violence of the play and the sound design and performances are realistic.” -Director James Ijames

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WINNER, OBIE AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY
WINNER, RELENTLESS AWARD from the American Playwriting Foundation

Recorded safely in isolation

Created in collaboration with The 2X2L Programme and Die Cast.

‘Is God Is’ is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions: ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS, AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS, SAG-AFTRA through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.

Danielle Leneé and Brett Ashley Robinson star in Is God Is. Photo by Ashley Smith, Wide Eyed Studios.
Meet the Artists