Knox's Repertory Theatre Term (Rep Term), produced every three years by the Department of Theatre, is the only undergraduate theatre program in the United States that combines academic study in theatre with all of the business that is vital to operating a professional repertory theatre company. Its success depends on intensive collaboration between faculty and students, and it provides the students who participate with an unforgettable ten-week immersion in theatre.
Rep Term was co-founded in 1970 by Professor Emeritus Ivan Davidson and Robert M. & Katherine Arnold Seeley Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert Whitlatch, along with former professor Peter B. Young. Working with faculty directors and designers, the students -- about half of whom, typically, are theatre majors -- spend an entire term researching, designing, constructing, rehearsing, and performing two full-length plays.
Rep Term includes a seminar in which the students study the historical and literary periods of the plays, and other playwrights and plays from those periods. A conservatory class in voice and movement helps each actor become comfortable with their characters as they move in a costume and master body language, effective employment of the voice, and dynamic use of spoken language.
The plays are performed in nightly rotation over a ten-day period, just as they would in a professional repertory theatre. Repertory Theatre Term is cooperative, collaborative, and one of the most intense and rewarding theatre experiences a student could have at the undergraduate level.
|Repertory Term XVI features Carlo Gozzi's The Green Bird, directed by Liz Carlin-Metz, and Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, directed by Jeff Grace.
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Rep Term XVI Full Schedule:
Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. - The Green Bird
Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. - Caucasian Chalk Circle
Saturday, March 2, 2:00 p.m. - Caucasian Chalk Circle
Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. - The Green Bird
Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. - The Green Bird
Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. - Caucasian Chalk Circle
Thursday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. - The Green Bird
Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. - Caucasian Chalk Circle
Saturday, March 9, 2:00 p.m. - The Green Bird
Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. - Caucasian Chalk Circle
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 was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $1,750 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.