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.
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
Mr. Askins's black comedy about the divided human soul stands out...merry and scary and very welcome.--Christopher Isherwood