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NEXTival Festival

Made possible in part by a generous grant from the NKU Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project

Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre (CAST), The Carnegie and Know Theatre of Cincinnati are thrilled to announce a collaboration called The NEXTival Festival. This new works festival will take place Memorial Day weekend of 2019 at the Lincoln Scholar House which is the weekend prior to the Cincy Fringe Festival.


Primary Lineup

As the core component of the festival, these shows feature an immense variety of disciplines, themes, influences, and representations.

(Shows listed in alphabetical order.)

3:36 AM

from Flying Rhino Productions
out of Cincinnati, OH

"Nothing good can happen past 3:36 AM."

Play (Comedy)
Rated: PG-13

New Participant

A Doll's Life

from One Last ride
out of Cincinnati, OH

"A doll may look plastic, but she can still break"


Play (Mental Health, LGBTQ+)
Rated: R (Adult Language (Sex, Drugs, or Profanity))

New Participant

Monsters Have Hearts

from Highlands Theatre
out of Fort Thomas, KY


"A father's choices leave a lifetime of impact."


Play, Dance/Physical Theatre (Family Dynamics, Addiction, Love)
Rated: PG-13

New Participant