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director , educator , University administrator

Lawrence John Knowles, American University administrator, educator, director. Recipient Technology Theatre award, Bloomsburg U., 1975, Acting, Directingaward University of Southern Mississippi, 1978; named Outstanding Graduate Student Southern Illinois U., 1989. Member Association of Theatre in Higher Education, Kansas Association of Theatres, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Society of Stage Dirs., Choreographers (associate member, certified).

Background

Knowles, Lawrence John was born on August 7, 1953 in Berwick, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Maxcie Dexter and Dorothy Jane (Rinehimmer) Knowles.

Education

AS in Education, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, 1973. Bachelor of Science in Education, Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania) University, 1976. Master of Fine Arts, University Southern Mississippi, 1979.

Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1989.

Career

Director theatre, Mansfield U., Pennsylvania, 1981-1986;director theatre, N. D. State University, Fargo, 1989-1990;director theatre, Emporia (Kansas) State University, since 1990. Director free lance Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, since 1981.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Director: (many college and university plays) including: Adaptation, Not Enough Rope, No Exit, Come Back Little Sheba, Ah Wilderness, Man of La Mancha, Tribute, California Suite, My Fair Lady, Whose Life Is It, Anyway?, Agnes of God, Corpse. Actor in many plays also including: The Winslow Boy, Of Mice and Men, Too True To Be Good, Our Town, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Uncle Vanya, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Dracula, Harvey, On Golden Pond. Technician in many productions, lighting, costumes, set, etc.

Membership

Member Association of Theatre in Higher Education, Kansas Association of Theatres, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Society of Stage Directors, Choreographers (associate member, certified).

Connections

Married Mary Leslie Brooks, May 19, 1979.

father:
Maxcie Dexter Knowles

mother:
Dorothy Jane (Rinehimmer) Knowles

spouse:
Mary Leslie Brooks