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THEATRE: A LOVE STORY Available Feb. 26-March 27

KTC_Theatre A Love Story logoTHEATRE: A LOVE STORY
Know Theatre of Cincinnati
Feb. 26-March 27
[Online]

Directed by Daryl Harris, Brant Russell & Tamara Winters
Choreographed by Kim Popa in collaboration with Pones 

Cast: A.J. Baldwin, Montez O. Jenkins-Copeland, Elizabeth Molloy & Nathan Tubbs
Dancers: Courtney Duncan, Ian Forsgren, Ashley Morton & Emily Vizina

A play-conversation & art installation about love, catastrophe, capitalism and climate grief, and yes, theatre too.  Let’s create new stories together in this world premiere transmedia exploration, delivered on-line, in person, and interactively. Made in collaboration with Pones and written by celebrated playwright Caridad Svich (Red Bike, OBIE Lifetime Achievement award).

Note: Performances from February 26-March 14 will be a true livestream, intercut with pre-recorded footage. Remaining performances through March 27 will be captured (i.e., pre-recorded) video available for viewing for 24 hours following the performance date and time selected.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 26-27 at 8pm (Livestream)
  • Sun, Feb. 28 at 3pm (Livestream)
  • Wed-Sat, March 3-6 at 8pm (Livestream)
  • Sun, March 7 at 3pm (Livestream)
  • Wed-Sat, March 10-13 at 8pm (Livestream)
  • Sun, March 14 at 3pm (Livestream)
  • Wed-Sat, March 17-20 at 8pm (Pre-recorded)
  • Sun, March 21 at 3pm (Pre-recorded)
  • Wed-Sat, March 24-27 at 8pm (Pre-recorded)

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Cast Announced for THEATRE: A LOVE STORY at Know Theatre of Cincinnati

KTC_Theatre A Love Story logoThe boldly poetic script of THEATRE: A LOVE STORY, peels back layers of storytelling convention and artifice to expose the raw beating heart of performance, is presented in collaborative production that blurs the lines between theatre and film and which draws on the strength of Cincinnati’s artistic community with multiple directors, a local cast, and collaboration with the dance company Pones, Inc.

THEATRE: A LOVE STORY will stream online February 26 through March 27.

The Cast & Creatives of THEATRE: A LOVE STORY

The Cast

A.J. Baldwin
A.J. has previously been seen at the Know as Gina in this season’s streamed production of Zack, and as the Beacon in 2019’s The Absentee. A.J. also appeared in Descent: A Murder Ballad at Cincy Fringe 2019, which won Producer’s Pick of the Fringe.

Montez O. Jenkins-Copeland
Montez’s previous appearances at the Know include playing Will in the 2016 musical Girlfriend and as one of the storytellers in 2019’s Rolling World Premiere Red Bike, also by Caridad Svich.

Elizabeth Chinn Molloy
Elizabeth has previously appeared at the Know as the puppeteer in SuperTrue (2018), Heather in Mercury (2019), and as Mother in In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises) (2020).

Nathan Tubbs
Regular Know-goers might recognize Nathan from his appearances as Icarus in Heavier Than… (2017) or as Glenn in The Absentee (2019). Nathan has also been seen at the Know and the Cincinnati Fringe Festival as a troupe member with OTRimprov.

The Directors

Tamara Winters
Tamara is the Associate Artistic Director of the Know Theatre. Among the many shows she’s directed for our mainstage are this season’s Feast., and in previous seasons, Girl in the Red Corner, Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride, The Arsonists, Listen for the Light, Silent Sky, and Hearts Like Fists, to name just a few.

Daryl Harris
Dr. Daryl Harris is an Associate Professor at NKU School of the Arts Theatre and Dance Program. A 50-year veteran of traditional, experimental, and educational theatre, he has studied and worked as a producer, writer, director, actor, costume designer, and professor throughout North America, Europe, West Africa, Asia and Australia. Daryl appeared in the Know’s production of Beertown (2016).

Brant Russell
Brant’s directing work has appeared on the Know’s MainStage in The Man-Beast (2018) and In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises) (2020), as well as in our 2019 SecondStage production of Sand, a solo show featuring Andrew J. Hungerford. As an actor, he appeared on the MainStage as the Sheriff in the Duncan Sheik musical Whisper House (2018).

THEATRE: A LOVE STORY features the work of the Know Theatre resident design and production team:

  • Lighting and Scenic Designer Andrew J. Hungerford
  • Costume Designer Noelle Wedig-Johnston
  • Sound and Projections Designer Douglas Borntrager
  • Technical Director Henry Bateman
  • Stage Manager Meghan Winter
  • Props Designer and Scenic Artist Kayla Williams

They will be joined on this production by Choreographer Kim Popa and Cinematographer Ryan Lewis.

Dancers from Pones, Inc. will include Ashley Morton, Ian Forsgren, Courtney Duncan, and Emily Vizina.

THEATRE: A LOVE STORY, by Caridad Svich, is generously sponsored by Drew Gores & George Warrington, Dan & Fran Bailey, and The Warrington Foundation.

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SERIALS! 11: LIGHTNING ZOOM Runs Feb. 1-March 29

KTC_Serials 11 logoSERIALS! 11:  LIGHTNING ZOOM
Know Theatre of Cincinnati
Feb. 1-March 29
[Online]

15 minute episodes of new plays, every two weeks, for a total of 5 installments. Every week, YOU, the audience, votes on which 3 plays will continue for another episode, and which 2 will be banished to a dystopian theatrical wasteland… You’ll also have an additional vote in Week 4 to determine which 2 previously-eliminated shows will be resurrected for one more episode.

Week Two Lineup (Feb. 15)

GRIEFING
Virtual relationships can be just as real.
Written by Mary Beringer and directed by Katrina Reynolds
Erin Carr, Audrey MacNeil, Aiden Sims & Evan Koons

GOODBYE BABYLON
Vignettes on apocalypse eve through the lens of average people.
Written by Trevor Browning and direcgted by Haley Beggs
Featuring: Landis Helwig & Chelsea Trammell

*RETURNING FOR EPISODE 2*

DAWN WE NOW
Anyone can fall in love at Christmas, and Dawn’s determined to prove it.
Written and directed by Emily Borst
Featuring:\ Halee Hood, Kaitlin McCulloch, Rachel Kazee, Julie Gallaugher, Kyle Reihmer & Alexx Rouse

FIGHT OR FLYTE
An aspiring flyter (Viking poet) takes flight in an otherworldly contest.
Written and directed by Brandon Leatherland
Featuring: Natasha Boeckmann, Merritt Beischel, Connor Moulton, Ahryel Tinker, Brandon Leatherland & Vinny Prime

INTRAMARITAL AFFAIRS
Laura’s video-chatting her boyfriend while her husband’s home. Adultery? Debatable.
Written and directed by Kelly Morton
Featuring: Colleen McElroy & Michael Scarpelli

You can watch Episode 1 on YouTube

  • Mon, Feb. 1 at 7:30pm
  • Mon, Feb. 15 at 7:30pm
  • Mon, March 1 at 7:30pm
  • Mon, March 15 at 7:30pm
  • Mon, March 29 at 7:30pm

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LIGHT AT THE END OF A WORLD Available Through Feb. 21

KTC_The Light at the End logoTHE LIGHT AT THE END OF A WORLD
Know Theatre of Cincinnati
Jan. 21-24
Available for streaming through Feb. 21

[Online]

Devised by Andrew J. Hungerford, Tamara Winters, Zach Robinson, Kayla Williams, Liz Carman, & Alexx Rouse

In this all-online, interactive, choose-your-own-path performance, audiences find themselves welcomed into the private thoughts of a passionate amateur historian of lighthouses and other historical wayfinding. As his story unfolds, viewers can choose “doors” in the performance that drop them into other worlds: a cabaret featuring the best in nautical stand-up comedy, a grippingly suspenseful tale about travelers marooned in a lighthouse, and the workshop of a beleaguered young artist struggling to find her light.

  • Thu-Sat, Jan. 21-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 24 at 2pm
  • Available for streaming through Sunday, Feb. 21

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Know Shines a Light into the World in THE LIGHT AT THE END OF A WORLD

Know Theatre of Cincinnati shines a light into the world inKTC_The Light at the End logoDevised by Know Theatre
January 21-24, 2021

Feb. 1 – We had planned for The Light at the End of a World, our choose-your-own-adventure production about lighthouses, the perils of the coast, and what to look for when you’re lost in the dark, to run for one weekend only.

But our little streaming experiment was such a hit with audiences, and we received so many requests for an extension, that we’ve made it a video-on-demand experience through February 21.

After you purchase your pay-what-you-can ticket, you’ll have 48 hours to access the show and explore your way through the paths.

On what to look for when you’re lost in the dark.

Choose Your Story

Is it just us, or has this winter seemed darker than usual? A lot of this past year has been pretty dark, to be honest. Given the state of the world, Know Theatre found ourselves yearning for a light in the darkness. Kindling that light gave us our newest digital MainStage event: The Light at the End of a World, which offers a little guidance about what to look for when you’re lost in the dark.

In this all-online, interactive, choose-your-own-path performance, audiences find themselves welcomed into the private thoughts of a passionate amateur historian of lighthouses and other historical wayfinding. As his story unfolds, viewers can choose “doors” in the performance that drop them into other worlds: a cabaret featuring the best in nautical stand-up comedy, a grippingly suspenseful tale about travelers marooned in a lighthouse, and the workshop of a beleaguered young artist struggling to find her light.

The Light at the End of a World has been devised by the artists on staff at the Know Theatre. We have always known that art can be a healing balm to the spirits of artist and audience alike, and as we wrestled with this question over the past several months – what do we do when we are lost in the dark? – the different limbs of this play began to emerge.

Inspired by branching, site-specific works of theatre, like Sleep No More from Punchdrunk and The Other Rhine, our own co-produced work with Hit The Lights! Theatre Co. in 2016, this show is a fully-staged piece of digital entertainment that viewers can stream in the safety and comfort of their own homes. It’s a warm and dry haven for all who feel battered on the rocks of the past year, for everyone who’s looking for a little light or a little sweetness in the January dark, or for anyone who’s longing to be a light for others.

The Light at the End of a World will be performed for just one weekend, January 21 through 24. Helmed by the Know’s artistic leadership team, Andrew J. Hungerford and Tamara Winters, the show is co-created by Zach Robinson, Liz Carman, Kayla Williams, and Alexx Rouse.

Know Theatre takes the potential risks of making theatre in a pandemic very seriously, and we are taking all possible steps to ensure the safety of our cast and crew. Precautions include grouping working teams together inside pre-existing social “bubbles,” regular COVID testing for all members of the production team, clearly delineated working spaces to ensure safe distancing, mask-wearing at all times except during performance, and regular disinfecting of the theatre.

Tickets for The Light at the End of a World will be available in early January. We can’t wait to take you on this wayfinding journey with us. The seas may get bumpy, but we’ll guide you safely by these rocky shores.

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Devising Team: Andrew J. Hungerford, Tamara Winters, Zach Robinson, Kayla Williams, Liz Carman, Alexx Rouse
  • Sound Designer: Douglas J. Borntrager
  • Resident Stage Manager: Meghan Winter
  • Technical Director: Henry Bateman 

AT A GLANCE

  • Production: The Light at the End of a World, by Know Theatre of Cincinnati
  • Dates: January 21-24, 2021
  • Where: Online, streamed from the Know Theatre of Cincinnati
  • Tickets: The standard ticket price is $20. Audiences may opt to support the Know’s initiative to pay all artists and employees a living wage by selecting the $30 Living Wage Ticket. Rush tickets, when available, may be purchased for $10 an hour before performance. 

Know Theatre is Cincinnati’s Theatrical Playground. The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible.

 Know Theatre’s work is made possible, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign. 

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Know Theatre with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. 

Know Theatre is also supported by The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, helping to change our communities for the better through collaboration and innovation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. 

 Know Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group and an Associate Member of the National New Play Network. 

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