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‘We’re Not Playing’ brings activism to Studio Theatre

‘We’re Not Playing’ brings activism to Studio Theatre

Dressed in black and white, the performers stood ready to make their case. On the low lit stage of Studio Theatre, Knox students put together a series of several staged readings as a part of the “We’re Not Playing” campaign that originated from the Little Black Dress INK initiative in New York...
January 25, 2017
KNOX’S REPERTORY TERM IMMERSES STUDENTS IN THEATRE

KNOX’S REPERTORY TERM IMMERSES STUDENTS IN THEATRE

Once every three years Knox College gives student the chance to take a deep dive into the trappings of the theatre. This is the 17th year they’ve offered the Repertory Term, a semester in which 40 students devote all their study time to mounting two productions. Knox Theatre Professor Neil Blackadder explains to WGIL that the students handle nearly aspect of the two shows...
March 3, 2016
Knox College theater students experience 17th Repertory Term

Knox College theater students experience 17th Repertory Term

GALESBURG — Knox’s Ford Center for the Fine Arts (CFA } is where Knox’s theatre students are hibernating this term. “CFA Ate My Soul!” is a rallying cry of pride for many of the arts students who often eat, sleep, and breathe the arts in the building they call home. This winter, while most Knox students are hitting the books, the theater students are hitting the stages...
February 12, 2016
That’s What They Wrote and ‘That’swhatshesaid’ (featuring Theatre Dept. alumna Courtney Meaker, '08 }

That’s What They Wrote and ‘That’swhatshesaid’ (featuring Theatre Dept. alumna Courtney Meaker, '08 }

In That’swhatshesaid, the 72 pages of Matthew Lopez’s play The Whipping Man flip by—literally. As this happens, performer Erin Pike runs around the stage searching for her place. There are no female characters in The Whipping Man, so she finds no place, which is the point the artists staging it are trying to make—not about Lopez’s play, which they have no issue with per se, but as a representative of the dearth of female voices onstage in general...
February 12, 2016
Knox alum 'movin' on up' in Super Bowl 50

Knox alum 'movin' on up' in Super Bowl 50

A former Knox College student will make his Super Bowl debut today. You might say Eric Daniel Newnham is "Movin' on Up." Newnham, a Knox theater major (Class of 1991 } and a working actor in Los Angeles, recently booked and filmed a Super Bowl commercial for Apartments.com, titled Movin' On Up featuring Jeff Goldblum and Lil Wayne. The commercial premiered recently and in about 24 hours, surpassed 1 million views online. It will be shown today during the Super Bowl 50.
February 7, 2016
Knox College Repertory Theatre Term

Knox College Repertory Theatre Term

Realism meets make-believe, with surprising results, as Knox College Theatre presents two grown-up fantasies in nightly rotation from February 25 through March 5. Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, a heroic journey that takes place in London's subway tunnels, opens February 25, with subsequent performances on February 27 and March 1, 3 and 5 in Harbach Theatre...
January 25, 2016
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