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About REP

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A picture from the curtain call of To Kill a Mockingbird

​"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2015

​The Resident Ensemble Players (REP) is Delaware's resident professional acting company performing 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.

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  • Theatre Minor Office
  • 413 Academy Street, Second Floor
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-3673