Know Theatre of Cincinnati



Know Theatre casts come from a combination of local artists and guests from further afield. Casting for the MainStage typically takes place on an invited basis, project-by-project and led by the director of each production.  In most cases, the director will select sides from the show and we will provide them in advance to auditioning actors before they come in to read for specific roles. Zoom auditions are also increasingly becoming part of our practice, for safety and accessibility!

The Know also holds open audition calls for specific projects.

Know Theatre primarily employs non-AEA actors, and works with Actor’s Equity under Guest Artist Agreements.

We’re always interested in finding new artists to come play! To make sure you’re on our radar for consideration for upcoming projects, send a head shot and resume to us at:

Many of the scripts we produce are available to read at the National New Play Network’s New Play Exchange – we’re always happy to hear from you if you read a script and want to be considered for a specific role!


An additional way to come to play at the Know (and make sure we’re familiar with your work – and vice versa) is to take part in our episodic theatre series, Serials! During Serials!, full stories unfold in 15 minute episodes across 5 Monday night events.

If you’d like to be a part of our wild and wacky Serials adventures, you can find out more information (including the Talent Pool document where directors and writers can find out about your interest) here!

Our next round of Serials! will happen in early 2024, and details on submissions will be updated later this summer!