Cast Announced for it’s not a trip it’s a journey at Know Theatre of Cincinnati

KTC_Lets Play logoMeet the incredible cast of our next MainStage production, it’s not a trip it’s a journey, by Charly Evon Simpson.

it’s not a trip it’s a journey is a Rolling World Premiere, produced in association with the National New Play Network alongside productions at Round House Theatre (Bethesda, MD) and Good Company Theatre (Ogden, UT).

it’s not a trip it’s a journey runs September 23 – October 9, 2022 at Know Theatre.

Meet the Cast

    Angelique makes her Know Theatre debut with it’s not a trip it’s a journey. Locally, she has previously been seen onstage at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Angelique plays Frankie, the one in the friend group who looks like she has her whole life together (but on the inside she knows she doesn’t).
    We welcome A.J. back to the MainStage after her appearance as Tyra in last season’s The Twunny Fo’, which she also wrote. A.J. has also appeared at the Know as the Beacon in The Absentee (2019) and Gina in Zack (2020). A.J. plays Rain, who’s struggling after a bad breakup and hopes this road trip will fast-forward the grieving process.
    After appearing as Rissa in this spring’s The Twunny Fo’, Jasimine returns to the MainStage to play June, who came up with the whole idea of the journey in the first place – and who might need it more than any of the others.
    Ariel makes her MainStage debut with this production, although she’s been seen at the Know in as an actor in Serials! and an actor and playwright in the One-Minute Play Festival. Ariel plays Willie, who sometimes feels on the outskirts of the friend group and struggles to express how they feel, even to their closest friends.
  • it’s not a trip it’s a journey is directed by Darryl Harris. The design team includes Andrew J. Hungerford (Scenic and Lighting Designer), Noelle Wedig-Johnston (Costume Designer), Douglas Borntrager (Sound and Projections Designer), and Danielle Robison (Props Designer). The technical director is Jim Stark and the stage manager is Grace Wohlschlegel.

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