Cameron Knight
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Cameron Knight
Assistant Professor of Acting
Head of BFA Acting


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Higher Education
2007 Master of Fine Arts University of Delaware
2004 Bachelors of Fine Arts University of Michigan - Flint

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Additional Education
2015 On Camera Acting Technique John Sudol
2013-2014 Meisner Technique Certification True Acting Institute
2004-2007 Voice and Movement Roy Hart Theatre Company
2004-2007 Acting Anthony Zerbe
2004-2007 Shakespeare Brian Protheroe
2004-2007 Stage Combat Erik Fredrickson, Lee Ernst

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Employment
2016- Present Head of BFA Acting, The Theatre School at DePaul University
2015- Present Assistant Professor of Acting: Shakespeare/Heightened language, The Theatre School at DePaul University
2014-Present Artisitc Director of Acting Program/ Acting Instructor, ArtsBridge
2012-2015 Assistant Professor of Acting, School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon University
2014-2015 Instructor of Acting, School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University
2012 Substitute Instructor, Stella Adler Academy of Arts and Theatre
2011 Curriclum Development, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU/SC)
2008-2011 Instructor/Lecturer/Company Member, University of Delaware
2007 Actor/Teacher, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
2007 Instructor, Texas Shakespeare Festival
2004-2006 Instructor, Water Works Theatre Company
2003-2004 Instructor, Flint Youth Theatre

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Teaching
DePaul University, The Theatre School (2015-Present)
BFA Acting : (BFA 3) Shakespeare/ Heightned Text
MFA Acting: (MFA 2) Shakespeare/Heightened Text
African-American Theatre (lecture)

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ArtsBridge (2014-Present)
Auditioning
Laban
Acting

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Carnegie Mellon University (2012-2015)
Acting One: Introduction to the Acting process
Acting Two: Contemporary Scene Study
Acting Two: Shakespeare and Classical texts: Scene Study
Junior Auditioning: Technique and Professional Practices
Special Topics in Theatre: African-American Theatre Great Black Plays: Then and Now
Rehearsal and Performance: Junior Performance Project
Director: 2015 Senior Showcase (New York, Los Angeles)

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Carnegie Mellon University School of Music (2014 - 2015)
Acting One: Acting for the Singer
Acting Two: Contemporary Scene Study
Acting Three: Acting an Aria
Acting Four: Greek Theatre

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Stella Adler Academy of Arts and Theatre (2012) Substitute instructor
Substitute instructor
Speech 1
Speech 2

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University of Delaware (2008-2011)
Introduction to Performance
African-American Theatre: Great Black Plays: Then and Now

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2007)
Shakespeare: High School 10-12, average class size 30

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Texas Shakespeare Festival (2007)
Shakespeare: High School 11-12, average class size 15

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Water Works Theatre Company (2004-2006)
Shakespeare, Stage Combat: Grades K-12, Average Class size 10

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Flint Youth Theatre (2003-2004)
Acting, Improvisation, Stage Movement: High School 9-12, Average Class Size 15


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Lectures, Seminars, Presentations & Workshops
Jeff Committee Discussion (Winter 2016)
Panelist: Discussion of how to adjudicate, stage and view Shakespeare.
A panel with artitisc directors from area theatre companies, actors and directors.

DePaul University/ArtsBridge (Summer 2016)
Artisitc Director of Acting Program/Acting Instructor: Pre-College Program for High School Juniors and Seniors.
Teaching courses in: Acting, Laban movement and Auditioning. Scheduling and coordinating curriculm for the acting option.

Voice and Speech Trainers Association/ VASTA (Summer 2016)
Moderator: In collaboration with Claudia Anderson
Working to build the panel and key note speaker for a discussion and workshops on the topic of voice in Shakespeare
as it pertains to actors of color. Moderator for the discssion.

ArtsBridge - Refresh (Winter 2015)
Acting/Audition Coach: for High School students preparing for the college audition season.
Taught courses in auditioning and interviewing.

National Endowment for the Arts (Spring, Summer 2015)
Panelist: Theater and Musical Theater Art Works Panel review committee
The panel makes recommendations for the allocation of funds to theatres throughout the U.S.

University of Minnesota/ArtsBridge (Summer 2015)
Acting Coordinator, Instructor: Pre-College Program for High School Juniors and Seniors.
Taught courses in: Acting, Laban movement and Auditioning.

Sarah Lawrence College/ArtsBridge (Summer 2014)
Teacher: Pre-College Program for High School Juniors and Seniors.
Taught courses in: Acting, Laban movement, Auditioning and Shakespeare.

University of Pittsburgh (Spring 2014)
Lecturer: Lead discussion on “The Business of Acting” for graduating theatre students.

Pittsburgh Public Theatre (January 2014, 2015)
Event organizer: K-12 Shakespeare competition. Preparation and rehearsal for the Shakespeare Monologue and Scene competition.

Carnegie Mellon University (Summer 2013)
Teacher: Pre-College Program for High School Juniors. Taught courses in: Acting, Audition technique.


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Professional Activities
Acting
2015 Way of the World
Staged Reading Series
Mirabell American Players Theatre Robert Ramirez
2015 Death and the Kings Horsemen
Staged Reading Series
Olunde American Players Theatre Nabra Nelson
2015 My Mañana Comes
Chicago Premiere
Peter Teatro Vista Sandra Márquez
2014 Halftime with Don
Momentum Festival
Ed City Theatre Christian Parker
2013 Parlour Song Ned Quantum Theatre Martin Giles
2013 Oedipus and the Foul Mess Oedipus No Name Players Steven Wilson
2013 Looking for the Pony Man Off the Wall Theatre Robyn Parrish
2013 R.A.W.
A Raisin in the Sun
Asagai Bricolage Jeffrey Carpenter
2013 B.U.S.
24 hour play festival
Man Bricolage Tammy Ryan
2013 Momentum Festival
New Works Festival
City Theatre Matt Morrow
2012 Deconstruction Part One
Southern Writers Project
Maxim Alabama Shakespeare Festival Diana Van Fossen
2011 Lombardi
Regional Theatre Premiere
Dave Milwaukee Repertory Theater Sanford Robbins
2011 Hamlet Horatio Independent Shakespeare Company Melissa Chalsma
2011 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Oberon Independent Shakespeare Company Melissa Chalsma
2010 Othello Othello Independent Shakespeare Company Melissa Chalsma
2010 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lysander Resident Ensemble Players Sanford Robbins
2010 The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Roma Resident Ensemble Players Uwe Haus
2010 The Importance of Being Earnest Jack Resident Ensemble Players Steve Tague
2009 Measure for Measure Claudio Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Carole Healey
2009 Much Ado About Nothing Claudio Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Fontaine Syer
2009 She Stoops to Conquer T. Lumpkin Resident Ensemble Players Sanford Robbins
2009 Death of a Salesman Bernard Resident Ensemble Players Ethan McSweeny
2009 HayFever Sandy Resident Ensemble Players John Going
2009 Of Mice and Men Crooks Resident Ensemble Players Adrian Hall
2008 The Imaginary Invalid Cleante Resident Ensemble Players Sanford Robbins
2008 The Hostage Leslie Resident Ensemble Players Sanford Robbins
2008 Welcome Home Jenny Sutter Hugo The Kennedy Center Jessica Thebus
2008 Fences Cory Oregon Shakespeare Festival Leah Gardiner
2008 Welcome Home Jenny Sutter
World Premier
Hugo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Jessica Thebus
2007 Othello Othello Texas Shakespeare Festival Roseann Sheridan
2007 Much Ado about Nothing Dogberry Texas Shakespeare Festival Kevin Otos
2007 Amadeus Von Strack Texas Shakespeare Festival Jack Young
2007 Dragonfly Tale
Southern Writers Project
Speede Alabama Shakespeare Festival Imani
2007 Topdog/Underdog Booth University of Delaware Walter Dallas
2006 Midsummer Night’s Dream Demetrius Michigan Shakespeare Festival David Ivers
2006 Hamlet Laertes Michigan Shakespeare Festival J. Neville-Andrews
2005 Hair HUD Lexington M&T Company Matt Ferrell
2005 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Oberon Richmond Shakespeare Festival Grant Mudge
2004 Blues for an Alabama Sky Sam Plowshares Theatre Company Janet Cleveland
2004 Seven Guitars Canewell Plowshares Theatre Company Gary Anderson
2004 Twelfth Night Mavolio WaterWorks Theatre Anthony Schmitt
2004 Romeo and Juliet Mercutio MeadowBrook Theatre Dave Mowers
2003 In Walks ‘Memry Dad Plowshares Theatre Company Janet Cleveland
2003 The Taming of the Shrew Hortensio Michigan Shakespeare Festival J. Neville-Andrews

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Commercials
2013 Dellallo Counting Sheep Productions Pittsburgh, PA
2009 Lithia Motors (Industrial) LAD Advertising White City, OR
2004 Subway Road Pictures Cincinnati, OH

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Voice Over
2015 New Georgia Project AL Media Atlanta, GA
2015 Kellogs Raisin Bran TV Demo Leo Burnett USA Chicago, IL
2014 Pennsylvania Lottery Talent Partners Chicago, IL
2012 Honey Nut Cheerios General Mills Chicago, IL
2011 Dodge Ram The Richards Group Houston, TX
2007 History of Prayer (PBS) The Duncan Group Milwaukee, WI
2004 Community Training Centers Y&G Productions Detroit, MI

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Directing
2016 Romeo and Juliet DePaul Univeristy Chicago, IL
2016 Pericles Notre Dame Shakespeare South Bend, IN
2015 B.U.S. (24 hour play festival) Bricolage Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
2015 Rebourning (Horizons reading * see service section)   Pittsburgh, PA
2014 The House (Horizons reading * see service section)   Pittsburgh, PA
2014 Seven Guitars Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
2014 B.U.S. (24 hour play festival) Bricolage Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
2014 Underneath the Lintel 12 Peers Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
2014 Water by the Spoonful (Horizons reading) Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Ruined (Horizons reading) Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Once on this Island Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

* Represented by Stewart Talent (Chicago) and Shelter Entertainment (Los Angeles)

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Certifications

2014 True Acting Institiute
Meisner Technique Certification
Larry Silverberg (Instructor)


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Service
University - The Theatre School, DePaul University
Shakespeare Master Class (2016)
Instructor. A master class in Shakespeare with the MFA 3 and BFA 4 acting students.
An expansion and deepening of acting in heightened texts.

The Mountaintop (2016)
Actor. A staged reading with BFA and MFA actors in celebration and discussion of Black History Month. In collaboration with Dexter Zollicoffer and Phyllis Griffin

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University - Carnegie Mellon University
CMARC and SPIRIT Discussion (2012-present)
Lecturer. Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center (CMARC) and SPIRIT collaboration Lecture “Real Talk, Identity and Race” Parts 1 and 2. Led discussions to minority Graduate and Undergraduate students.

“8” Reading (2012)
Actor. A staged reading collaboration between the faculty and staff of the school of Drama, School of Drama students, Carnegie Mellon University and Alumnae Rory O’Malley. The Play “8” addressed the trial and the outcome of the controversial Propositon 8 in California banning Same Sex Marriage.

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College - College Of Fine Arts
Celebration of Diversity Recptions (2012-present)
School of Drama Representative. An event organized through the office of Admissions at Carnegie Mellon Univeristy aimed at recruiting underrepresented students to Carnegie Mellon University.

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Department - The Theatre School, DePaul University
Audition Screener (2016)
Screener. Leads candidates for admission into the BFA acting track through the audition experince for consideration for callbacks with the callback committee.

Undoing Racism, the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (2015-2016)
Committee Member. A collaboration with Leslie Shook to bring a worksop to the Theatre School for the Faculty, staff and potential students to identify and develop tools for addressing race.

Taskforce on Onboarding students at risk (2015-2016)
Taskforce Member. A taskforce working to identify and connect students with resources to help their transition into univeristy

Prospero’s Storm (2015-2016)
Text Coach. Coach of Shakespeare and voice for the acting company.Damon Kiely, Director

The Merhcant of Venice (2015-2016)
Text Coach. Coach of Shakespeare and voice for the acting company. Erin Kraft (MFA 2), Director

The Guthrie Experience (2016)
Contact person, organizer. Developing a relationship with the Guthrie Theatre, to auditon the MFA 2 Actors and interview the MFA 2 directors, to attend the summer intensive at the Guthrie Theatre.

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Department - School of Drama
Directing Search Committee (2013-2014)
Committee Member. the committee assembled to search for the next head of Graduate directing in the school of Drama at Carnegie Mellon Univerisity.

Lab Review (2013-2014)
Committee Member. Yearly committee to selected the mainstage and student directed productions in the school of Drama’s season.

Horizons (2013-2015)
Creator/Director. I created a non-credit series of staged readings of plays addessing themes of race, identity and other social themes. The reading series was designed to expose the students of theschool of Drama and eventually the entire CMU community to plays from and for the underrepresented communities that we otherwise cannot produce in our season of plays. Aimed at enriching the sense of collaboration, these readings are open for participation by the entire School of Drama population, all areas of student training, faculty and staff. Included in the series is a preshow discussion/presentation by a student from the Dramaturgy option.

Diversity Committee (2012-2015)
Committee Member. A committee commited to the inclusion, support and equal treatment of all students.

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Honors & Awards
Berkman Faculty Development Fund 2013
Awarded the Berkman grant for the proposal: “Meisner: From the Page to the Stage”. The funds were for participation in a certification program in Sanford Meisner Acting technique.

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Professional Membership
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA)
Actor’s Equity Association (AEA)

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