Aleshea Harris Wins the 2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize

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The Hermitage Artist Retreat announces the winner of the 2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize presented this year to a Distinguished Theater Artist: Aleshea Harris.

Aleshea Harris is an American playwright, spoken-word artist, poet, educator, performer, and screenwriter. Her play, “Is God Is” won an an OBIE Award for playwriting in 2017.

“Wow. This is tremendous. I am very surprised, and so honored – thank you,” Harris said upon hearing the news. “Knowing that the jury believes in my vision for this new work is the ultimate vote of confidence. I can’t wait to push up my sleeves and dig in.”

Check out her TED talk below: