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
contact: andrewh@knowtheatre.com

Andrew is in his eighth season as Producing Artistic Director of Know Theatre and fifteenth 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 eighth 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

Marketing and 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 Marketing and Communications Manager, but her fourth on staff at the Know.

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Zach Robinson

Artist and Community Relations Manager

Zach is in his fourth 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 twelfth 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 third 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.

Our Board of Directors

TJ Avery

Mark Bendure

Jay Kalagayan

Melanie Lazor
Secretary

Michael Meyer
Vice Chair

Christopher Owens

Ryan Boggs
Treasurer

Laura Berkemeier

Brandon Robert Martin

Thomas McLaughlin
Chair

Shawn Mummert

Hannah Taphorn

Terrance Truitt