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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
'Neverwhere' impresses in more ways than one

'Neverwhere' impresses in more ways than one

From the moment I walked into the theater, I could tell this production was going to be something grand. The stage design immediately took my interest due to its superb construction and art. The stairways, the art on the walls, the interweaving of the different doorways and tunnels; it was amazing. This aspect went above and beyond my expectations.
March 2, 2016
'Secret in the Wings' has great set, confusing plot

'Secret in the Wings' has great set, confusing plot

Upon entrance, it was clear the hype for this production was huge. Every seat was filled in Studio Theatre to the point that some couldn’t find room to sit. As I sat in my seat and peered around the dark stage, I noticed the intricacy of the set. For being in a smaller theater than “Neverwhere,” I found it to be just as suitable to the needs of the production.
March 2, 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 25, 2016
Rep Term Students Hard At Work

Rep Term Students Hard At Work

Knox's Repertory Theatre Term—Rep Term as it's been called for most of its 35-year-history—is the only undergraduate theatre immersion program in the United States that combines academic study with all of the experiences that one would gain in operating a professional repertory theatre company. Since is was founded, each Rep Term has featured two full-length productions. This year they are Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman—the show for which Schleicher is sound designer.
February 24, 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
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