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Is God Is / What to Send Up When It Goes Down
by Aleshea Harris




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Is God Is follows two twin sisters who undertake a dangerous journey to exact revenge upon their father at the behest of their ailing mother. Drawing on a diverse set of influences, including ancient tragedy, absurdism, Spaghetti Westerns, and Afropunk, Harris creates an explosive epic that examines the cyclical nature of violence. What to Send Up When it Goes Down uses a series of vignettes made up of songs, soliloquies and dialogues that range from the satirical to the sorrowful in order to highlight anti-blackness in American society. The audience is invited to take part in rituals in order to act as witnesses to the effects of violence sparked by racism and to seek ways to collectively heal.

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Overview

Is God Is follows two twin sisters who undertake a dangerous journey to exact revenge upon their father at the behest of their ailing mother. Drawing on a diverse set of influences, including ancient tragedy, absurdism, Spaghetti Westerns, and Afropunk, Harris creates an explosive epic that examines the cyclical nature of violence. What to Send Up When it Goes Down uses a series of vignettes made up of songs, soliloquies and dialogues that range from the satirical to the sorrowful in order to highlight anti-blackness in American society. The audience is invited to take part in rituals in order to act as witnesses to the effects of violence sparked by racism and to seek ways to collectively heal.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781559369633
  • ISBN-10: 1559369639
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publish Date: June 2021
  • Page Count: 161


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