YPF Masterclass - Aleshea Harris

a masterclass in playwriting open to all undergraduates
Aleshea Harris

The Yale Playwrights Festival is excited to invite you to a masterclass in playwriting with 2020 Windham Campbell drama prize winner Aleshea Harris. 

Aleshea Harris is an American playwright, performer, and screenwriter. Her debut play Is God Is and its follow-up, What to Send Up When It Goes Down (2018), confront the physical and psychological wounds of misogyny and racism, respectively. Calling upon fairy tales and the novels of Toni Morrison, Greek myth and police reports, Harris’s work centers black bodies, celebrating them in their full spectrum of beauty and complexity: Love, rage, delight, recollection, speculation, and defiance all have a place in her character’s lives. 

While theater remains remote, we’re hoping to create a space where new and seasoned student playwrights alike can collaborate, generate ideas, play creatively, and learn from professionals. 

This workshop will be limited to 11 students. Preference will be given to Theater & Performance Studies Majors, regardless of enrollment status or writing experience. 

For all inquiries, please contact: 

Performance Dates & Times

October 24, 2020 - 4:00pm



Venue Accessibility: 
Contact the email listed above or the producer for inquiries regarding accessibility.

Patron Information

Please sign-up using the form linked above as Ticket Reservation. For any questions, please contact Rebecca Salzhauer (rebecca.salzhauer@yale.edu).