People Who Work Here

Who we are

Know Theatre is a tribe made up of everyone who has ever worked on or attended a show, everyone who has been in our underground bar, everyone who has experienced the mad and beautiful community that is the Cincy Fringe.

Actors and audiences, playwrights and props masters, directors and designers, bartenders and bands: if you’ve ever been a part of the Know, you’ll always be a part of the Know.

That’s who Know Theatre is.

People Who Work Here

Andrew Hungerford

Producing Artistic Director
Resident Scenic & Lighting Designer

Andrew is in his seventh season as Producing Artistic Director of Know Theatre and fourteenth season as resident designer. Some of Andrew’s favorite designs from his 70+ shows with the Know include: The Absentee, Ada & the Engine, Adding Machine, Heavier Than…, Hundred Days, Kill Move Paradise, Mercury, When the Rain Stops Falling, and Whisper House. Other local design work includes: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, and the Children’s Theatre. Designs elsewhere include: New York Theatre Workshop, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Portland Stage Company, The Flea, Under the Radar Festival, Boston Court Pasadena, Stanford Summer Theatre, Performance Network, Boarshead Theatre, Need Theatre, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy. Andrew holds degrees in theatre and astrophysics from Michigan State University, earned his MFA in lighting design from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Andrew is delighted to have Cincinnati as his artistic home and so grateful to be a part of this playground. 

Tamara Winters

Associate Artistic Director

Tamara is a director, dramaturg, arts advocate, and occasional performer with an eclectic aesthetic shaped by the BFA Acting program at Ohio University and the interdisciplinary MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College. Now in her seventh season in a leadership position at the Know, her work has previously been seen at New York Madness, Fringe NYC, Dixon Place, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Tank, The New Ohio, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Ovation Theatre, Ohio Valley Summer Theatre, and ARTS/West. She is a passionate arts advocate who works to ensure that the Know is a welcoming place for all and a playful place to take artistic risks.

Henry Bateman

Technical Director

Henry is enjoying his return to the theatre world after a six year hiatus in corporate production. His First show with the Know Theatre was The Absentee. Henry has recently served as the technical director of Xclaim Dance Company, and production designer for Modet Dance Collective. Henry has designed and built many things for Weathervane Playhouse in Newark, Ohio. Henry graduated from Earlham College, and Interned for Marcus Doshi. Henry also enjoys teaching people to ski because winter is wonderful. 

Douglas Borntrager

Resident Sound & Projection Designer

Douglas has retired as Operations Director at Know Theatre of Cincinnati to become a stay at home dad, but is happy to return as Resident Sound Designer at both Know Theatre and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Doug has received numerous accolades for his designs, including two Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Outstanding Lighting, Sound, or Special Effects for Hamlet and Eurydice, a LCT award for Sound Design for When the Rain Stops Falling, and a LCT award for Video Design for Gruesome Playground Injuries. Previously, Doug has worked with such theatres as the Oak Park Shakespeare Festival, CATCO, and The Vineyard Theatre. Douglas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Liz Carman

Liz Carman

Communications Manager

Liz grew up in Cleveland, and she understands if you want to make fun of her for it. She still can’t believe how lucky she is to work this job at the Know, where she actually gets to use her undergraduate studies (English Lit and Arts Management) from when she picked up that degree at Miami University. She also has a degree in pastry from New York City’s International Culinary Center, because life is a journey. Her performing skills have been engaged by various local companies, including the Carnegie, InBocca Productions, Queen Mab’s Players, the Froghammer Shakespeare Hour, and the Know’s own SERIALS! This season is her second as the Know’s Communications Manager, but her fourth on staff at the Know.

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Zach Robinson

Marketing and Community Relations Manager

Zach is in his second season at the Know and he could not be happier to be on staff at what has always been his artistic home. Zach has worked professionally both on and offstage in the Cincinnati theatre community for the last 6 years at places like Madcap Puppets, Diogenes, and at the Know!

Noelle Wedig Johnston

Resident Costume Designer

As a native Cincinnatian, Noelle is honored to join the production team at Know Theatre for an eleventh season. Noelle’s background is in textiles and fabric art & design (BFA Fibers, College of Mount St. Joseph), (MFA Textile Design, Savannah College of Art & Design). Locally, Noelle has also worked with The Cincinnati Ballet, The Cincinnati Opera, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, The Human Race Theater, ArtWorks, Madcap Productions, Cedar Fair’s Kings Island, LF Creative Group, The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Riverbend, U.S. Bank Arena, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, The Cincinnati Wardrobe Union (Local 864) and The Costume Designers Guild (CDG Local 892)

Kayla Williams

Design & Production Associate

Kayla  is thrilled to be in her second season with the Know Theatre’s production team and to continue making Cincinnati her home. She is a graduate of Boston University College of Fine Arts with a BFA in Scenic Design and a minor in Architectural Art History. Some of her design credits include the new play Winter People at Boston Playwright’s Theater and BU Opera Institute’s La Traviata. During her summers, she has worked as a scenic artist at Utah Shakespeare Festival and interned at Williamstown Theater Festival and Berkshire Theater Group. Outside of theater Kayla is an avid photographer, hiker, and museum goer. She is proud to be part of a theater company that values accessibility, diversity, and meaningful storytelling.

Meghan Winter

Resident Stage Manager

Meghan is excited for the Know Theatre’s 23rd season, her third season as RSM after making her stage management debut on Ada & the Engine. She is ecstatic to work on a season that will present unique experiences and challenges! Originally from Cleveland, OH, Meghan graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Stage Management. Meghan is thrilled to be living in Cincinnati and working professionally in the field she loves. Her other stage management credits include: Ragtime (Rehearsal Production Assistant) and Godspell (Assistant Stage Manager) at Theatre Aspen, black odyssey and As You Like It at California Shake- speare Theater (Stage Management Intern), and Footloose and Sister Act at Porthouse Theatre (Assistant Stage Manager). In her free time (a scarce commodity), Meghan enjoys reading books, visiting new places, and crafting.

Our Board of Directors

TJ Avery

Mark Bendure

Claire Danzl

Scott Griffith
Vice Chair

Melanie Lazor

Michael Meyer

Christopher Owens

Ryan Boggs

Laura Berkemeier

Jay Kalagayan

Brandon Robert Martin

Thomas McLaughlin

Shawn Mummert

Maurice Stewart

Hannah Taphorn

Terrance Truitt