Robert Askins's Hand to God opened on Broadway in April 2015, following two critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway runs, where it was names a New York Times Critics' Pick and called "the most entertaining show of 2014." His newest play Permission made its world premiere Off-Broadway in spring 2015 at MCC Theater. He has received two EST/Sloan grants, the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, and an Arch and Bruce Davis Award for Playwriting. An I-73 and Youngblood alum and graduate of Baylor University, he's currently working on two feature film projects and an original comedy series for HBO.
Mr. Askins's black comedy about the divided human soul stands
out...merry and scary and very welcome.--Christopher Isherwood
An irresistible, intelligent, heartbreaking blood-dark comedy, it's as disturbing as it is funny, vile as it is violent and, to my mind, better for both.--Jesse Green