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. Reaves’ plays have been staged and read by The Classical Theatre of Harlem at Lincoln Center, Vintage Soul Productions of Connecticut, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, and many others. He is a Jackie Demaline Award finalist, an Iowa Arts Fellow, and a Cincinnati CityBeat Critics Pick recipient. He is currently in pursuit of an MFA at the historic University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop.