Because we need a little magic.

Looks pretty good in performance, no?

I have a confession to make: This is not my first magical realism play. In fact, when Andrew asked me to direct Bureau of Missing Persons, reading the script felt like a homecoming. The very first full-length play I ever directed, The Old Man in the Woods by Brooklyn playwright Gina…

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Get to Know Patrice, played by Burgess Byrd

Burgess Byrd as Patrice in Bureau of Missing Persons at Know Theatre - Photo by Daniel R. Winters

This is Patrice. She’s got a job to do. She’s a lady who gets things done. She’s got very little patience for most things–but she’s also got a big heart. We asked her to tell us a little more about herself: If you had a free day with no responsibilities…

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Get to Know Simon, played by Sam Ray


This is Simon. He has a heart full of love. He has a secret. Simon teaches Kindergarten. He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s about to experience the impossible. So, how does Simon see the world? Take a look: If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only…

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How I Learned to Knit; or, The Magic In Small Things

My mother knits. She also cross-stitches elegantly composed original pieces, sewed all my Halloween costumes as a kid, and dressed me up in hand-crafted pinafores so often when I was small that my adult penchant for ripped jeans and Doc Martens is very likely some small form of sartorial rebellion.…

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Get to Know Richard, played by Rico Reid

Rico Reid as Richard in Bureau of Missing Persons at Know Theatre - Photo by Daniel R. Winters

This is Richard. He just wants his life back. He just wants his love back. Richard is a professor of Classics. He’s a man of ideas. He’s a man in trouble. He’s a man losing control over his carefully-crafted life. He’s at his breaking point. Here’s a look inside the…

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Get to Know Vivian, played by Adrianne Underhill.


This is Vivian. She is trying to get her daughter Angela back on her feet throughout Bureau of Missing Persons. Her daughter’s not exactly cooperating… We asked Vivian a little bit about how she sees the world. Here’s what she had to say: If you had a free day with no…

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Whose story is this? Get to Know Angela (played by Kate Glasheen)


This is Angela. Bureau of Missing Persons is her story. Angela hasn’t left her apartment for a year and a half. Angela is a lot like you…if your world was falling apart around you. We asked Angela a few questions about what it’s like to live inside her head: 1.…

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Get to Know: Guest Artist Justin McCombs

Those of you who have seen Moby Dick already know that it is chock full of serious talent. Today, we’re excited to feature our Guest Artist, Justin McCombs, who joins us from the Ensemble at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, where he just completed a dramatic turn as Nick in The Great Gatsby. In…

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