Artist Profile - Emily Knotek

The next artist featured from our upcoming production of Human Combat Chess is the fierce Queen of the Templars, Emily Knotek.  Emily has previously appeared with Six Elements in Orpheus Descending and Tales From Camelot.

Emily Knotek

Templars - Queen

What is your favorite weapon? Why?

I love hand to hand combat.  It’s personal, and there’s no way to avoid it. 

If you could have a fight with anyone living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be against, and with what weapon? Why?

I’m against violence in general.  I can’t say that I would like to fight anyone.  That said, how about Hitler, with psychiatric medicine.

What has chess taught you? What has Human Combat Chess taught you?

I was part of the chess club in elementary school.  I can’t say I was ever overly into the game aside from play as a social activity.  More recently, I’ve been more and more excited by strategy games, including Chess and Go.  I find that they force me to think, and that feeling is always welcome. 

Introduce us to your character:

My character is the part of me that pays attention.  Quiet, focused, and direct.  The Templars as a team are a group of people who have worked hard to get where they are, and I don’t think that anyone achieves without effort.

Any parting words of wisdom?

Strive to be your best in all things.