Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Kill Move Paradise


Kill Move Paradise takes the Elysium of Greek antiquity and flips the script. Set in a netherworld prepared for its newly deceased inhabitants, we follow Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny as they try to make sense of the world they have been “untimely ripped” from and this new paradise they find themselves in. Inspired by recent events, Kill Move Paradise is a expressionistic buzz saw through the contemporary myth that “all lives matter” and a portrait of the slain, not as degenerates who deserved death but as heroes who demand that we see them for who they are.

Know Theatre brings this incisive new play to the stage in one of the first productions to follow its world premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre this spring.

10 words or less: Black Lives Matter.
Rated: R.

  • Creative Team

    directed by Piper N. Davis
    scenic & lighting design by Andrew J. Hungerford
    costume design by Noelle Wedig
    sound & video design by Douglas Borntrager
    Prop Design & Scenic Art by Sarah Beth Hall


    Darnell Pierre Benjamin* as Isa
    Landon Horton as Griff
    Crystian Wiltshire as Tiny
    Elliot Young as Daz

    *Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association under a Special Appearance Agreement.

  • Reviews

Production Sponsors

Mitchell S. and Jacqueline P. Meyers Foundation