Aleshea Harris is a playwright, spoken word poet, and educator who received an MFA in Writing for Performance from California Institute of the Arts. She is currently working on projects commissioned by American Conservatory Theatre and CalArts’ Center for New Performance. Her work as a playwright has been presented many places including: the Costume Shop at American Conservatory Theater, Playfest at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, freeFall Theatre Company, VOXfest at Dartmouth, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and L’École de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne, National Drama Centre in France. Her play, Road Kill Giant, was among 300 nominees to The List of “excellent new plays” compiled by The Kilroys in 2014. Aleshea’s poetry has been featured at RedCat Theater for CalArt’s Tedx Conference, as part of La Fête du livre at La Comédie de Saint-Étienne, at the Skirball Center, and in the 2015 anthology, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-hop. Harris has instructed at the Marcia P. Hoffman Institute of Performing Arts, The Royal Theater Boys and Girls Club, Youth Arts Corps, and The Patel Conservatory. Harris currently teaches in the School of Theatre at CalArts, and through CalArt’s Community Arts Partnership (CAP).

Bio as of 2022