Iraisa Ann Reilly is a theatre artist from New Jersey working throughout Philadelphia, New York, and the Garden State. Her full length plays include One Day Old (Philadelphia Fringe, 2016), Ocean Beach (The Eagle Theatre New Works Reading Series, 2018) and Good Cuban Girls (Production with Teatro Del Sol, Philadelphia, October 2019). Most recently Iraisa Ann performed a workshop production of her one woman show, A Beginner’s Guide to Interpreting Aphasia, directed by Gabriela Sanchez (Philadelphia Solow Fest 2019). She was a part of the Inaugural Maria Irene Fornes Playwriting Workshop in Chicago (led by Migdalia Cruz), and in 2018 attended LAByrinth Theatre’s Summer Intensive Ensemble in New York. Iraisa Ann was a member of the Foundry (Play Penn) and was proud to work as a teaching artist for the Arden and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. In 2019 she was a semifinalist for the Page 73 Fellowship, and was recently awarded a scholarship from the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University and holds a BA in Theatre and English from the University of Notre Dame.
Iraisa Ann is passionate about telling stories in order to actively bring about social change. She is particularly interested in creating work that is bilingual and cross-cultural, addressing the major social issues that face our society today.
Iraisa Ann has used her first full length play, One Day Old, to raise money for organizations that aid unaccompanied minors and refugees. To learn more about One Day Old and her wish to continue to tell the story of Operacion Pedro Pan to assist children in need, Click Here