Melbourne Theatre Company presents Australian premiere of Is God Is

MTC-Is-God-Is-photo-by-Jo-DuckBold, brash and darkly comic, Melbourne Theatre Company presents, in association with Sydney Theatre Company, the Australian premiere of Is God Is by Aleshea Harris, at the Southbank Theatre, The Sumner.

How far would you go for revenge? Twin sisters Racine and Anaia bear the scars of their deadbeat dad’s long-ago brutal attack – an act of ruthlessness that left their mother dead.

Or so the twins believe … until they receive a letter, beckoning them to their mama’s bedside. Now that she is actually dying, she has but one task for her daughters: make your daddy dead.

This explosive play is a modern myth about twin sisters on a mission for vengeance, inspired by Spaghetti Westerns, hip-hop and Afropunk. Is God Is is co-directed by Zindzi Okenyo and Shari Sebbens, whose previous directorial collaboration seven methods of killing kylie jenner sold out seasons around the country.

The breakout hit from US playwright Aleshea Harris, Is God Is has won two distinguished playwriting awards: an American Playwriting Foundation’s Relentless Award, honouring works in pursuit of truth in theatre, and an Obie Award – off-Broadway’s highest honour.

“A theatre production that has the audience gasping aloud in genuine shock.” – The Independent

Co-Directors: Zindzi Okenyo, Shari Sebbens | Featuring: Henrietta Enyonam Amevor, Clare Chihambakwe, Kevin Copeland, Masego Pitso, Cessalee Stovall, Darius Williams, Patrick Williams, Grant Young | Set & Costume Designer: Renée Mulder | Lighting Designer: Jenny Hector | Composer & Sound Designer: Joe Paradise Lui | Intimacy Coordinator: Amy Cater | Fight Choreographer: Lyndall Grant | Assistant Director: Kuda Mapeza | Community Engagement Lead: Effie Nkrumah | Community Engagement Team: Lydia Tesema, Noah Da Costa | Voice Coach: Lisa Dallinger | Accent Coaches: Amani Dorn, Rachel Finley | Stage Manager: Meg Richardson | Assistant Stage Manager: Rain Iyahen | Stage Management Intern (VCA): Jessica Smart

Is God Is
Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
Season continues to 15 July 2023
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Image: Henrietta Enyonam Amevor and Masego Pitso feature in Is God Is – photo by Jo Duck