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Experiences & Opportunities

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Elizabeth Carlin-Metz

Smith V. Brand Endowed Chair of Theatre

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7306

emetz@​knox.edu

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4 Ways to Experience Your Education

1. Get involved in a production.

Outside of the classroom, there are plenty of opportunities to enrich your education and get involved. Performance and production opportunities include:

  • Mainstage Productions offer students a chance to work closely with faculty directors. In addition to auditioning, students serve as stage managers and co-designers for these shows.
  • Studio Theatre is a laboratory of student experiments. Each show is chosen, directed, designed, and constructed entirely by students.
  • Playground gives student actors and directors the chance to help develop their fellow students' work. Each play is given a staged reading and 10 hours of rehearsal, allowing you to get involved without the commitment of a production.
  • Volunteer in the costume and scene shops. Student technicians are the workforce behind the mainstage shows, and you'll be a welcome addition no matter your skill level. If you volunteer consistently, you may even be offered a position as a scene shop or costume shop employee.

2. Delve into research or a creative project.

Many of our majors—and minors—pursue College Honors or other research and creative projects. Some even present or perform their work at national and international conferences.

  • "All the World to Nothing, Inferring the World and Character of Richard III" Ian Robert Tully '17.
  • "Writing and Directing The Lost Girls" Niki Acton '16.
  • "A Director's Insights on the Representation of Female Sexuality and Lesbian Identity in Stop Kiss by Diana Son" Kathleen Grace Gullion '15.
  • "Dramaturgical Research for the Knox College Department of Theatre Production of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)" Allison Dora Diamond '14.
  • "Design and Construction of a Pageant Wagon," Samantha Newport '10.

3. Study off campus.

Studying theatre off campus is a great experience for Knox students. Some have studied with the Roger Williams University London Program, attending plays and visiting cultural sites around the city. Others have taken part in the London and Florence: Arts in Context, studying the historical and political context of art and theatre in England and Italy. Studying conservatory acting at the Gaiety School of Acting provides an immersive experience in Dublin while honing students' performance skills abroad. A bit closer to home, ACM Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Urban Studies gives students a chance to explore art in the context of the city, integrated with issues of politics, economics, social justice, and neighborhood.

4. Explore life after Knox through an internship.

There's no better way to explore the possibilities of life after Knox than internships. Here are a few of our students' recent internships (many found with the assistance from the Bastian Family Career Center):

  • Literary Intern, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Holden Meier '16.
  • Stage Management Apprentice, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Rebekah Heusel '14.
  • Acting Apprentice, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. Avery Wigglesworth '13.
  • Costume Intern, TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley, California. Franzesca Mayer '13.

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