New Site/Update

Hey everyone (anyone) thanks for poppin by my little website. I recently transferred some writings from an old wordpress site and am slowly building this new one. I’m going to try and do a better job of keeping a steady record of things that I’m working on as well as dedicating more time to writing and throwing things into the void. So here it goes!

Korri and I moved back to OKC in July of 2016. In some ways it feels like we never left. I catch myself remembering that we lived in Chicago and that feels a little surreal to me. I miss a lot about Chicago (mostly people) and I wouldn’t trade our time there for anything, but I’m so happy to be home.

Right after we moved I did sound design for The Woman In Black (a show I love) for OKC’s Reduxion Theatre. I’ve done sound for a few shows in the past but this was definitely the most involved design I’ve put together. It was exhausting, and also a blast. I’m going to keep trying to get my feet wet on that side of production. I enjoy it but definitely need to continue learning and “refining my craft” or some snobbish junk like that.

I had a scene from a new play I’m working on featured at a workshop by Fresh Paint Performance Lab (a new company in OKC). It went well and was awesome to be able to see material from the show on its feet before I’m even done with it. I’ve always felt like workshopping new work is extremely helpful for the writer and  this process proved that for me. I had absolutely nothing to do with it. Fresh Paint cast and directed it. It was awesome to see someone else’s take on my work with no input from me.

Korri and I just closed a Christmas show with Reduxion. We were both in Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker. It was a completely new acting experience for me. The show was interactive, fluid, and unlike anything I’ve ever done before. I felt challenged in new ways and I don’t think I’ll ever approach a traditional show in the same way again. The show itself was a success and I’m really proud of the work we did. I feel very lucky to be working in theatre in the city that I love. Along with that comes the opportunity to meet a bunch of new people. OKC has a lot of really talented artists and I got to work with a big group of them on this show.

Thanks again for stopping by!

-Isaiah


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