Testimonial #16: Margot Knight

Testimonial #16:  Margot Knight , Djerassi Resident Artists Program

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is internationally recognized as one of the eminent artist residency programs. We strive to provide the best possible residency experience for artists of superior talent from a diverse range of backgrounds and geographical locations.

As stewards of a unique and beautiful property, we also seek to preserve the land and use our facilities wisely and efficiently for maximum benefit to the artists and with the least impact on the environment.

How has your life been indelibly touched by a teacher who utilized the arts for whatever reason and acknowledge how they were instrumental in breaking the mold to allow you to become who you are today?

Mr. Carroll was the senior drama teacher at CrosslandHigh School in Camp   Springs, Maryland. I auditioned and got a role in the chorus of Sophocles’ Antigone my sophomore year. The rehearsal process was transformative. We learned about Greek history, culture and poetry. I can still recite my opening lines:  “Oh light of the rising sun, brightest beam that ever shone on Thebes of the seven gates.”

The beam was bright indeed.

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