Thanks for Fringing with us, Cincinnati!

The 2022 Picks of the Cincy Fringe are:

Spirit of the Fringe Award: Changing My Major to Joan from Boris Dansbury
Digital Pick of the Fringe: The Definition Association from Maatology Productions
Critic’s Pick of the Fringe: Wuthering: A Musical on the Moors from Gregory & McWethy
Linda Bowen All Access Pick of the Fringe: The Sex Life of Butterflies from Martin Dockery
David C. Herriman Artists’ Pick of the Fringe: Rosegold from Donna Kay Yarborough
Audience Pick of the Fringe: Texas Annie: Legend of the Moan Ranger from Jennifer Howd and Maggie Perrino
Dr. Robert J. Thierauf Producer’s Pick of the Fringe: Help Me Help You Help Yourself by Your Silent Partner

Primary Line Up

28 shows in person at Know Theatre and on pop-up stages at the Art Academy of Cincinnati! 4 on-line only shows, coming to you as true live-stream at video on demand!

Check out the full schedule of the newest, wildest, weirdest, most experimental
new works of live arts below!

And More Fringe:

Special Events

5 shows with very limited runs! Shows that pushed the boundaries of the primary line up, but that we still needed to bring to you as part of the festival. Some have just one performance, so get your tickets now!

Silver Hammer: A personal account of mass psychosis
An Evening with Kevin James Thornton: Stand-up comedy from a Fringe favorite and tiktok star!
Whiskey Flicks: an unscripted, booze-infused, deep-dive into film.
trueFringe 2022: Fringe Artists share true behind the scenes stories
Mushrooms of Western Kentucky: A multi-disciplinary meditation on nature, isolation and inspiration

Fringe Development

Each Fringe we set aside time to allow artists to develop a new show with the support of the Fringe audience. Rehearsals culminate in a one time performance of the work in progress! This year we’ve got 2 Fringe Development Shows.

I Confess: A Priest in Desperation and the Ultimate Fight for the Soul
Slanted: Storytelling and Songs from the Slants, one of the first and only all Asian American Dance Rock Bands

Learn more about the entire Line Up here!

And Even More Fringe!

The Outdoor Stage

Join us for free programming throughout the festival on our Cincy Fringe Outdoor Stage at the Lookin’ Good Mural on the north side of Know Theatre!

Fringe After Hours

At the end of each day, we celebrate the Fringe with Channel Fringe Hard Hitting Action News Update (the finest dad jokes, silly skits, and all the news that’s fit to Fringe!), followed by nightly themes programming and events!



If you missed out on one of these three great shows during the main festival, you’ll have one more chance to catch them this Saturday!

2022 Sponsors

The 2022 Cincinnati Fringe is made possible thanks to the generous support of all our sponsors.

Festival Sponsor

Joshua Wallace

Venue Sponsors

Know Theatre MainStage Sponsor

Henrietta Barlag

Outdoor Stage Sponsor

Taft, Stettinius, & Hollister LLP

Full Venue Sponsors

Jeffrey Hungerford
Patrick Cusick
Esper Tovar & David Gruber

Partial Venue Sponsors

Greg Schaper
Randy & Suzana Waterhous
Ross Royce

Additional Sponsors

Bathroom Sponsor

MeSSeD Comics

Artist Support Sponsor

Jeff Syroney

After Hours Sponsors

Haley Elkins & Luke Brockmeier (Fringe Prom)
Alexandra Kesman (Fringe-A-Oke)
Abigail Grebe (Fringe Olympics & Improv Jam)

Season Sponsors