Cameron Knight
Cameron Knight
Assistant Professor of Acting Biography
Cameron is an Assistant Professor of Acting focusing on Shakespeare and Heightened text and the Head of BFA Acting at the Theatre School at DePaul University, he also lectures in African-American Theatre.

He was previously an assistant professor of acting in the school drama at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also lectured in African American Theatre.

Cameron has coached and taught actors of all ages for over ten years in: Acting, Shakespeare, Text Analysis, Improvisation, Stage Movement and Stage Combat. He also works as a coach/instructor for business and leadership conferences

He has performed in Classical and contemporary Theatre, Dance concerts, Opera and Musicals. Regional Theatre Credits include: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, MeadowBrook Theatre, Plowshares Theatre company, Stages Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Boarshead Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Water Works Theatre, Quantum Theatre, Off the Wall Theatre, City Theatre, Bricolage Theatre Company and No Name Players.

While at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival he played the role of Hugo in the world premiere of Welcome Home Jenny Sutter, a play addressing the struggles American Soldiers face when returning home from war. The production was subsequently performed at The Kennedy Center.

Notable roles include: Othello in Othello, Dogberry in Much ado about Nothing, Booth in Topdog/under dog, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest, Crooks in Of Mice and Men, Captain Jack Absolute in The Rivals, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Leslie in The Hostage, Hud in Hair, Cleante in The Imaginary Invalid, Roma in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bill Walker in Major Barbara, Vershinin in Three Sisters, Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Sam in Blues for an Alabama Sky, Cory in Fences, Canewell in Seven Guitars.

Cameron still actively works in Voice-overs and commercials, past works include: Honey Nut Cheerios, Dodge Ram, PBS (A history of Prayer) and Subway.


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