The KNowledge

A U.S. Premiere
By John Donnelly, Directed by Jonathan Berry

A disturbing, blisteringly funny account of a young teacher going off the rails in a failing school system. The Knowledge premiered in 2011 at London's Bush Theatre as part of their "School Series": a pairing of plays examining the current state of education in Britain.

April 2013

In the press

Jeff Recommended

Four out of Four Stars!
" intensely compassionate play: real, raw and true."
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"fine performances in Jonathan Berry's smartly staged production, particularly and unsurprisingly Neff's, make The Knowledge worth picking up." 
- Kris Vire, Timeout Chicago
"the Steep ensemble acts the bloody stuffings out of this show."
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"Unerring authenticity and can't blink intensity...For a theater company with such an esteemed history of scorching, exquisitely-acted productions and sold-out runs, this one belongs at the top of the list."
- Tom Lawler, The Fourth Walsh

Artistic Team

Caroline Neff*
Jim Poole*
Michael Salinas*
Carolyn Braver
Jerry MacKinnon, Jr.
Clancy McCartney
Sarai Rodriguez

Director: Jonathan Berry**
Production Manager: Julia Siple*
Set Manager: Ellen Willett
Scenic Design: Dan Stratton
Lighting Design: Pete Dully*
Costume Design: Sally Dolembo
Sound Design: Matthew Chapman
Props Design: Jamie Karas
Dialect Coach: Kendra Thulin*
Fight Choreographer: Joey deBettencourt
Asst. Director: J. Cody Spellman
Technical Director: Julie Allen

*Denotes Steep Company Member
**Denotes Steep Artistic Associate