Know Theatre of Cincinnati


Join us on May 1 for a cabaret bash celebrating 25 Years of Know Theatre and 20 Years of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Enjoy live performances from artists from our past, present, & future, plus:
A delicious dinner-by-the-bite from local eateries including Aladdin’s, Lytle Park Hotel, Starving Artist Hospitality, & more;
fantastic drinks from Cincinnati’s own Knox Joseph Distillery, and a silent auction full of exciting experiences, luxury items, and more.
Help celebrate the history and ensure the future of Cincinnati’s most adventurous live theatre community.

Let’s party!

We are delighted to welcome some of our favorite artists back to celebrate, with songs and stories both old and new.

James Creque – A fixture on the Know MainStage since 2014, James is a multihyphenate talent whose wit and antics Know fans have enjoyed in 2015’s ALL CHILDISH THINGS, 2015’s HUNDRED DAYS (of which he also performed in the national tour), 2106’s THE FISHERMAN’S WIFE, 2017’s SUPERTRUE, 2019’s MERCURY, 2021’s ALL’S FAIRE, and 2022’s THE TWUNNY FO’.

Lindsey Augusta Mercer – An interdisciplinary artist passionate about queer and reimagined work that is fueled by curiosity, warmth, and driven by music. You’ve seen Lindsey onstage in 2015’s Hundred Days (including in the national tour!) and 2016’s Darkest Night at the Gnarly Stump, plus you’ve loved her directing skills in Girlfriend (2016) and Lizard Boy, a new musical (2022)

Hannah Gregory – Know MainStage fans recognize Hannah from a starmaking turn in 2021’s GLASSHEART by Reina Hardy, and Cincy Fringe fans know Hannah from a series of haunting and magical musical theatre entries since 2019, including DESCENT: A MURDER BALLAD, BELLE & BOONE HELM, and 2022’s WUTHERING. Hannah’s voice is powerful and nuanced, and her love of her Appalachian Kentucky roots is steeped in every note of her original songwriting.

Ryan-Chavez Richmond – Ryan-Chavez made his Know debut on the Second Stage in a breakout role in SERIALS! a few years back, and since then, you’ve loved him in HARPER’S FERRY 2019 and SUNRISE COVEN on the MainStage, as well as the showstopping WUTHERING at Cincy Fringe 2022.

Katie Hartman – The current Producer of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, actor/musician/clown/comedian/performer extroardinaire Katie Hartman is one half of the dyanamic Fringe Festival artist duo of The Coldharts, responsible for some of the best-selling and most beloved CIncy Fringe performances of the last 10 years (THE LEGEND OF WHITE WOMAN CREEK, EDGAR ALLEN, THE UNREPENTANT NECROPHILE, EDDIE POE, and more). Her voice brings the house down every time.

Paul Strickland – A veteran Cincy Fringe performer who has also made memorable turns on the Know Second Stage and MainStage, Paul is an internationally renowned musician and storyteller (and founder of the Cincinnati Storytelling Festival!)

Every dollar raised keeps ticket prices affordable for all while making it possible for artists to make a living making art in Cincinnati!

We would be honored to celebrate you as a champion of artistic innovation and creative community!

VIP Host Level Tickets – $125

Join us at the Host level to enjoy your name included on public invitation & website, reserved cabaret seating in front of the stage, early access to auction for bidding, your first two drinks on us, plus dinner-by-the-bite and our cabaret performance. Your Host Level ticket shows the community how much it means to you to have a home for adventurous live theatre in Cincinnati that is accessible to all!

Community Level Tickets – $75

Join us for a party and cabaret as eclectic and adventurous as the Know and the Cincy Fringe! Enjoy dinner-by-the-bite, drink specials for Knox Joseph Distillery, an exciting cabaret featuring your favorite artists from seasons past and beyond, a lively silent auction full of luxury items & experiences, and a chance to raise a glass together in celebration of 25 Years of Know Theatre & 20 Years of the Cincy Fringe!


Artist Support underwritten by
Michael Gumbleton
Martin Communities, LLC

Community Sponsor

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Technology Sponsor

Thank you to our VIP Hosts for making this event possible!

Klara Apro
Mark Bendure
Karen Brinkman
Jackie & Gary Bryson
Clair Danzl-Bushorn
Patrick Cusick
Peggy Golden & Kerry Klumpe
Abigail Grebe
Scott Griffith
Michael Gumbleton
Chris Henry & Ken Smith
Kathryn & Ben Hoffman
Amanda Hollinger
Jay & Jan Kalagayan
Crystal Kendrick
Alexandra Kesman
Melanie Lazor
Brandon Robert Martin

Vicky Mary
Sophia McAllister
Tom McLaughlin
Michael & Melissa Meyer
Joe & Norah Mock
Priscilla O’Donnell
Rick Pender & Joan Kaup
Geoff Raker & Terry Brueneman
Ross Royce
Betsy Shank
Samantha Shattuck
Jeff & Katie Syroney
Joshua Wallace & Nicole Hershey
Kendall Wallace
Margy Waller
Randy & Suzana Waterhous
Sonya Whaley
Meagan Webb