Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Complete Production History

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*indicates first full staging or world premiere
**indicates National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

Season 25: What We Owe to Each Other

Sunrise Coven by Brendan Bourque-Sheil
**it’s not a trip it’s a journey by Charly Evon Simpson
Lizard Boy book, music & lyrics by Justin Huertas
Dickless by Aisha Josiah
*All-One by Beth Hyland
*Bankers by Brant Russell


Serials 13: Thunder Hedron

20th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Season 24: Mythbreakers & Storymakers

*All’s Faire by Alexx Rouse & Zach Robinson, music & lyrics by James Allen
*Mongrel by Adam Tran
*Shock! The Spine-Tingling Tale of Miss Spidra by Joseph Zettelmaier
Glassheart by Reina Hardy
*Harper’s Ferry 2019 by Kaela Mei Shing Garvin
*The Twunny Fo’ by A.J. Baldwin


Serials 12: Thunder Hedron

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Starbucks & Target by Kelly Morton

19th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Season 23: We Can Rebuild It

Feast. by Megan Gogerty
Fannie Lou Hamer: Speak On It! by Cheryl L. West
*Zack by Christian St. Croix
*The Light at the End of a World devised by Know Theatre
*Theatre: A Love Story by Caridad Svich
*Crypsis by Know Theatre


Serials 11: Thunderzoom

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The Conversation by John Bromels
Almost Midnight, Almost Jazz by Kelly Morton
The Election of Miss Rebecca’s Third Grade Class by Brandon Leatherland
Haunted by Joseph Zettelmaier
Krampus Claus by Sean Metter
Count Drahoon’s Feature of Fright
A Report of Gunfire by David Loehr
Teeth by Syreeta Briggs

18th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Season 22: The Fight

Girl in the Red Corner by Stephen Spotswood
*The Absentee by Julia Doolittle
Puffs, or seven increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic and magic by Matt Cox
In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) by Nina Segal
**Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly
Lasso of Truth by Carson Kreitzer (cancelled due to pandemic)


Serials Binge Watch: The Interview, The Confession, and The Conversation by John Bromels
The Investigation by Robert Schenkkan
Serials 10: Thunderdome

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Mary’s Monster by Maggie Lou Rader
Of People and Not Things by Andrew Hungerford
Could’ve Said it Deader by Alexx Rouse & Zach Robinson
Fetus and the God by Ben Dudley

17th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival (Digital Fringe)

Season 21: Fear Itself

Whisper House music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow
The Man-Beast by Joseph Zettelmaier
Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride by Reina Hardy
**Red Bike by Caridad Svich
*Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All-Night Diner by Darcy Parker Bruce
Mercury by Steve Yockey

Second Stage

*Mary’s Monster by Maggie Lou Rader
Serials! 9: Thunderdome
Sand by Nick Gill

16th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Season 20: Love is Love

Marian, or the true tale of Robin Hood by Adam Szymkowicz
**The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger
Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere adapted by Robert Kauzlaric
*SuperTrue by Karen Hartman
Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames
Ada & the Engine by Lauren Gunderson

Second Stage

Serials! 7: Mini-Serials
Space Porn 2000: A Crowd Sourced Musical by Robert Macke & James Allen
Retention of Disbelief by Ben Dudley
A Zombie Odyssey by Ricky Coates
13 Dead Dreams of Eugene by Erika Kate MacDonald & Paul Strickland
Serials! 8: Thunderdome

15th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Season 19: Once Upon a Time

Girlfriend by Todd Almond. Music & Lyrics by Matthew Sweet
**Pulp by Joseph Zettelmaier
*Darkest Night at the Gnarly Stump by Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin. Music & Lyrics by Paul Strickland.
Dragon Play by Jenny Connell Davis
Heavier Than… by Steve Yockey
*Listen for the Light by Kara Lee Corthron

Second Stage

Serials! 5: Mini-Serials
Runaways by Elizabeth Swados
The Other Rhine by Hit The Lights! Theatre Co.
Archie & the Ashes by Tracy Hoida
Ken Ham’s Journey to the Center of the Earth by Trey Tatum
The Naughty List by OTRimprov
Serials! 6: Lightning Cube

14th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Season 18: All Grown Up

Hundred Days by The Bengsons
The Hunchback of Seville by Charise Castro Smith
*Andy’s House of [blank] by Paul Strickland & Trey Tatum
All Childish Things by Joseph Zettelmaier
BlackTop Sky by Christina Anderson
Beertown by dog & pony dc
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
The Fisherman’s Wife by Steve Yockey

Second Stage

Serials! 3: Roundhouse
The Naughty List by OTRimprov
Serials! 4: Thunderdome 2: Beyond Thunder

13th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Season 17: Adaptation

Harry & the Thief by Sigrid Gilmer
Moby Dick adapted by Julian Rad from the novel by Herman Melville
Bureau of Missing Persons by Lila Rose Kaplan
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood adapted for the stage by Joe Stollenwerk
Hearts Like Fists by Adam Szymkowicz

Second Stage

The Naughty List by OTRimprov
Serials! 2: Thunderdome
*Saturday the 14th by Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin
The Bane Trilogy by Joe Bone & Ben Roe

12th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival


Toil and Trouble by Lauren Gunderson
Bull by Mike Bartlett
The Naughty List by OTRimprov
**Pluto by Steve Yockey
We Will Rise: Stories from the Afghan Women’s Writing Project curated by Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek
The Twentieth-Century Way by Tom Jacobson

2014 Cincinnati Fringe Festival – 11th Annual


The Naughty List by OTRimprov
The Apocalypse Show by…
When The Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell
Cock by Mike Bartlett

2013 Cincinnati Fringe Festival – 10th Annual


*We-haul by Sharyn Rothstein
Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph
Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party by Aaron Loeb
Collapse by Allison Moore
*We Will Rise: Stories from the Afghan Women’s Writing Project curated by Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Michael Friedman & Alex Timbers

2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival – 9th Annual


Skin Tight by Gary Henderson
A Wrinkle in Time by John Glore, based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle
Aliens with Extraordinary Skills by Saviana Stanescu
*The Dragon adapted by Alison Vodnoy from the play by Eugene Schwarz

2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival – 8th Annual


boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by John Olive
Adding Machine: A Musical by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner
Angles in America: Perestroika by Tony Kushner
*The Eyes Of Oedipus by Alison Vodnoy

2010 Cincinnati Fringe Festival – 7th Annual


Reefer Madness: The Musical by Dan Studney and Kevin Murphy
Militant Language: a play with sand by Sean Christopher Lewis
A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant by Kyle Jarrow
I Love You Because by Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
Vigils by Noah Haidle

2009 Cincinnati Fringe Festival – 6th Annual

2007 – 2008 

Thrill Me by Stephen Dolginoff
The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
*Christmas.To.Come. adapted from a Christmas Carol by Liz Holt
Red Light Winter by Adam Rapp
Topdog/Underdog by Suzan Lori Parks
Bare: a pop opera Lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr. Music by Damon Intrabartolo

2008 Cincinnati Fringe Festival – 5th Annual

2006 – 2007

See What I Wanna See by Michael John LaChiusa
*Christmas-Yet-To-Come adapted from A Christmas Carol by Jason Bruffy
Gompers by Adam Rapp
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
After Ashley by Gina Gionfriddo

2007 Cincinnati Fringe Festival – 4th Annual

2005 – 2006

Tick, Tick … Boom! by Jonathan Larsen
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Port Authority by Conor McPherson
In the Blood by Suzan Lori Parks
The Last Sunday in June by Jonathan Tolins

2004 – 2005

Good Thief by Conor McPherson
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode
Streamers by David Rabe
4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane
Iris by Frank J. Avella
Good Boys by Jane Martin
The Last One by Jennifer Spillane and David Tucholski
Matt and Ben by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers


My Children! My Africa! by Athol Fugard
Neat by Charlayne Woodward
Lips by Constance Congdon
A Note on the Type by Kevin Barry
Another American by Marc Wolf
Wonder of the World by David Lindsay-Abaire


Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodward
Trust: An Evening of One Acts
Zoo Story by Edward Albee
Tongues by Sam Shepard & Joseph Chaikin
Train Story by Adam Rapp
Two Trains Running by August Wilson
this is our youth by Kenneth Lonergan
Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally
Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing
Affections of an Alley Cat by Wil Calhoun


Shine: Women’s Perspectives
Mixed Blood: The New American Gothic featuring The Dutchman by Amiri Baraka
Bondage by David Henry Hwang & Eukiah by Lanford Wilson
Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
Tommy Nugent’s Burning Man
True West by Sam Shepard
Illegitimate Reading Series – Boys Room by Kevin Barry
The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) by Long, Martin & Tichenor
The Weighting Game by Jennifer Dalton and Sarah Mann-Drake
Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin
Torn: Gay In America
In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe by Eric Overmeyer


One-Acts is all it Takes
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You by Christopher Durang, and HIM by Kevin Barry
Redwood Curtain by Lanford Wilson
Track & Field by Kevin Barry
Girls Guide to Chaos by Cynthia Heimel
Rise: Reflections of One Race – works by Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Langston Hughes, Rashida Ismaili, Jane Cortez, and Rosemari Mealy.
The History of Bowling by Mike Ervin


Jay’s Shorts: A Mad & Beautiful Collection of One-Acts by Jay B. Kalagayan
In Rebel Country by Kevin Barry
Navigating the Mind Fields
Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas
Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka


Kayumanggi: Filipino Stories For Children by Kalagayan, Kimpo & Urriquia
Blood Knot by Athol Fugard
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
The Art of Decay: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
American Standard by Kevin Barry


The Children’s Tour
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Faces Defined: The Poetry Tour
The Fall Tour