“When you walk into Know Theatre you know, no pun intended, that you’re gonna hear a bunch of f-bombs,” Kocher says. Kocher says that Know’s programming is edgier and more mature than Binghamton’s other theater companies, some of which have no-cursing policies. In 1993, Know Theatre began presenting non-mainstream plays in churches and halls throughout Binghamton; however, after gaining nonprofit status in 2006, Know’s staff rented out a firehouse and then converted it into a black-box theatre (a small theatre without a curtain that literally resembles a black box), which seats between 76-and-86 audience members. Led by Artistic Director Tim Gleason, the theater presents non-mainstream, cutting-edge plays, while also featuring work by local playwrights. Notable productions include Bent, a drama about homosexual prisoners of the Holocaust, and Glengarry Glen Ross. “Pretty much every other word is the F-bomb,” Kocher says of the David Mamet play about salty-tongued realtors.
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