Know Theatre of Cincinnati


Their story starts as a meet-cute rom-com … and then the whole world changes.

Gina and David’s budding relationship is tested by the advent of a groundbreaking medical procedure that extends lives indefinitely, granting immortality to a chosen few.

As they navigate the initial rush of falling in love, they must also grapple with the question: what happens to love, commitment, and care when mortality is removed from the equation?

This riveting world premiere from Lisa Sanaye Dring (director of 2020’s Alabaster), directed by Rebecca Wear (Mongrel, 2022), is a deeply sensitive investigation of two humans and the idea of “happily-ever-after.”

Hyperspecific Netflix Category: love · sci-fi · alternate future

Rated: PG-13 (language, adult themes)

Run Time: 90 minutes

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Kairos was originally developed as part of the Geffen Writers’ Room and partially developed with the support of the Lucille Lortel Theatre, Caridad Svich, Artistic Director of New Play Development.

Kairos is presented as a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere with East West Players and Theatre Nova.

East West Players (EWP) is the nation’s longest-running theatre of color and the largest producer of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) creative work. Since its founding in 1965, it has produced more than 230 shows and has received regional and national accolades. EWP leads the Asian American theater movement, using its platform to advocate for comprehensive and intersectional diversity, equity, and inclusion practices through world-class theater. EWP invests in the future of Asian American artists by offering career development classes for both seasoned and emerging artists, as well as its arts education programs.

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Creative Team

Director: Rebecca Wear
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Andrew Hungerford
Costume Designer: Noelle Wedig-Johnston
Sound & Projection Designer: Douglas Borntrager
Props Designer, & Scenic Artist: Danielle Robison
Intimacy Director: Erin Carr
Dramaturg: Brant Russell
Stage Manager: Grace Wohlschlegel
Technical Director: Jim Stark


Maggie Lou Rader* as Gina
Ryan-Chavez Richmond as David

*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Production Sponsor: Drew Gores & George Warrington

photos by Dan R. Winters.