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
Michael Cooke and Ritu Gyawali are chosen for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program, which awards up to $5,000 for costs related to studying abroad.
John Podesta, a Knox College graduate and member of the Board of Trustees, will join the White House staff as a senior counselor to President Barack Obama, according to media reports.
Music and writing students collaborated and performed with renowned bassist and composer Ben Allison, as jazz fans got a live, free preview of Allison's new album, during Knox's inaugural Mirza Jazz Residency.