Knox College's Theatre program prepares its students who are seeking professional careers in theatre for continuing their studies in graduate school or conservatories. Our graduates have studied at prestigious institutions such as Yale, Stanford, Northwestern University, Chicago's Goodman Theatre, University of San Diego/Old Globe Theatre, New York University, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, and many nationally-known universities.
Knox alumni work in all areas of design, acting and directing, and theatre management. Knox theatre majors are also highly successful in many other areas, such as law, education, and business. A few of our many successful theatre majors include:
Alexander Technique Teacher, Alexander Technique Institute, Los Angeles and MFA Recipient, San Diego University, Old Globe Theatre (Acting). Leah Zhang '03 (right).
Artistic Director, WildClaw Theatre, Chicago and MFA Recipient, Carnegie Mellon University (Costume Design). Allison Greaves Amidei '97.
Actor (Bajazeth), Ludicrous Theatre's Conquest of Universe or When Queens Collide. J. Keegan Siebken '11.
MFA Recipient, Yale University (Theatre Management). Theodore DeLong '00.
Costume Technician, American Players Theatre; Costume Shop Manager, University of Indiana; Wardrobe Supervisor Blasted, South Korea. Lani Tortoriello '09.
MFA Recipient, Academy of Classical Acting, George Washington University. Kelly Hogan '91.
Freelance Stage Manager, Chicago, Illinois. Kat Reiser '11.
Chicago After Dark Award "Overall Technical Achievement" Winners, Vitalist Theatre production of A Passage to India. Craig Choma (Set), Rachel Sypniewski (Costumes).
M.A. Candidate, Arts Administration, Goucher College; Assistant Technical Director, Knox Department of Theatre. Samantha Newport '10.
MFA Recipient, New York University (Acting). Bree Elrod '00.
Freelance Lighting Designer, Brain Surgeon Theatre, Chicago, Illinois. Michael C. Smith '09.
Playwright, Staged Reading Production at The Public Theatre, New York City, New York. Tim Lord '98.
Scenic Artist, Center Stage, Baltimore, Maryland. Mikah Berky '08.
Tony Award winner for set design of the Broadway production of "Not About Nightingales;" Artistic designer for "Twin Peaks," and winner of a Knox College Alumni Achievement Award. Richard Hoover '69.
Actress in "Fringe," "Law & Order," "Another World," and "The Untouchables," and Emmy Award nominee. Amy Carlson '90.
Tony Award winner in lighting design for Broadway production of "Big River." Richard Riddell '72.
Actress with lead roles in productions at Ford's Theatre, Washington D.C.; Edinburgh Theatre Festival in Scotland; Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. Caitlin Muelder '96 (right).
Actress in Broadway, Off-Broadway, touring productions of "A Chorus Line;" and numerous regional theatre productions. Carol Bonnani '72.
Actress in theatre, movies and television, Los Angeles, California. Ann Wilkinson '77.
Director of Development, Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago Illinois; Youth Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, Illinois. Allen Doederlein, '96.
Actress, Old Globe Theatre, Shakespeare Sedona, "My Name is Rachel Corrie," (Broadway). Bree Elrod, '00.
Freelance Stage Manager, Brain Surgeon Theatre, Chicago, Illinois. Kathleen Dickinson '10.
Actor/Comic, Television: "The Great Indian Comedy Show"; "News on the Loose"; "Now Not Showing"; "Completely Newsless with Vir Das"; Film: "Mumbai Salsa"; Mumbia, India. Vir Das, '02.
Production Manager and Producer, The Neofuturists, Chicago, Illinois. Melinda Evans, '01.
Through his music capstone project, Nate Beck -- who has a minor in business and management -- finds that the processes of brand management and music composition have more in common than you'd probably expect.
Baby talk is serious business for senior Megan Beney, a double major in music and anthropology and sociology. Her Honors research focuses on the musical qualities of the ways that people talk to infants.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder is selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."