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ABOUT THE REP

RESIDENT ENSEMBLE PLAYERS

MISSION STATEMENT
 
 
Resident Ensemble Players (REP) is a professional theatre
located at the University of Delaware. 
 

 

The REP exists to:

 

Engage audiences with frequent and outstanding professional productions of a wide variety of classic, modern, and contemporary plays performed in a wide variety of styles, with a particular emphasis on plays that are distinguished by one or more of the following characteristics:

 

      • considered to be a masterwork of dramatic literature,
    • quality of script,
    • merit of theme,
    • power as a theatrical experience;
 

Make these professional productions available at low prices so that they are accessible and affordable to everyone regardless of income;

 

Celebrate and demonstrate the possibility and power of an ensemble of actors trained in the same way and working together over long periods of time, with a particular emphasis on showcasing the range, variety, ability to transform, and capacity to work in many different ways that are the traditional hallmarks of outstanding resident acting companies;

 

Provide long-term employment security and respectable compensation to outstanding professional stage actors, while affording them, on a regular basis:

 
    • acting challenges and opportunities in excellent professional productions,
    • opportunities to meaningfully contribute to actors entering the profession, and
    • opportunities to contribute to undergraduate education and the creation of lifelong theatregoers;
 

Contribute to UD’s curriculum and create life-long theatregoers by:

 
    • presenting plays that are studied, are worthy of study, or which illuminate matters studied in the curriculum;
    • offering outstanding courses in Theatre taught by REP actors to students from all academic disciplines that build confidence, poise, and self-esteem in front of groups while expanding individual self-expression and instilling a life-long love of theatre, and by
    • making available to courses throughout UD’s Colleges and Departments frequent classroom visits of professional actors to illuminate texts, illustrate ideas, and promote learning in a way unique to live theatre.

 


Cameron Knight in the REP production of OF MICE AND MEN.  Photo: Paul Cerro.