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Playwright Spotlight with Isaiah Reaves

Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at The Otto M. Budig Theater, Cincinnati OH

Jan 08 2023
Playwright Spotlight with Isaiah Reaves

Meet the playwright behind “The Living Dead,” a world premiere at CSC. at our Playwright Spotlight.

Join us for an immersive discussion with Isaiah Reaves, the mastermind behind “The Living Dead.” Learn about world of playwrighting, the creative process, and ask questions at the Q&A.
This event also features a flash writing class hosted by WordPlay Cincy!
CSC’s Playwright Spotlight is FREE and open to the public.
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Meet Isaiah Reaves:
Isaiah Reaves is an emerging young playwright whose work explores a spectrum of Black and Queer experiences. A native of Cincinnati, he graduated cum laude from Northern Kentucky University in 2020.
His plays have been commissioned and staged by The Classical Theatre of Harlem at Lincoln Center, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and many others. Isaiah is a 2nd place winner for the Hip Hop Creator Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is also a semi-finalist for the Ucross and The Blank Theatre Future of Playwriting Prize, a 2020 finalist of the Jackie Demaline Regional Collegiate Playwriting Competition, an Iowa Arts Fellow, and a recipient of a Cincinnati CityBeat Critic’s Pick.
He is currently in pursuit of an MFA at the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop.
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Meet WordPlay Cincy
WordPlay sparks storytelling through writing, performance, and visual arts in collaboration with Cincinnati’s young people by celebrating their strengths, cultivating belonging, and fueling social impact.
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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s first five new play commissions are made possible by a gift from The McElroy Family. We are forever grateful for their support.
CSC’s Playwright Spotlight is generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest.


Playwright Spotlight is FREE and open to the public.


For questions and more information regarding the Playwright Spotlight, please contact Kyrié Owen, Communications and Engagement Manager, at or by phone (513) 381-2273 ext.3205

Contact: (513) 381-2273 ext.3205


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