Cameron Knight
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)
ArtsBridge (2014-Present)
Auditioning
Laban
Acting
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)
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
Stella Adler Academy of Arts and Theatre (2012) Substitute instructor
Substitute instructor
Speech 1
Speech 2
University of Delaware (2008-2011)
Introduction to Performance
African-American Theatre: Great Black Plays: Then and Now
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2007)
Shakespeare: High School 10-12, average class size 30
Texas Shakespeare Festival (2007)
Shakespeare: High School 11-12, average class size 15
Water Works Theatre Company (2004-2006)
Shakespeare, Stage Combat: Grades K-12, Average Class size 10
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
Much Ado About Nothing Benedick The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Professional Company Drew Fracher
Chicago Med Adam Moore (guest star) NBC Kenneth Johnson
My Mañana Comes Peter Teatro Vista Sandra Marquez
Some Brighter Distance
MOMENTUM 15
Davis City Theatre Tracey Brigdon
All The Names
World premiere adaptation
Registrar Quantum Theatre Karla Boos
The Mountaintop
Off the Press
Dr. King, Jr. Flint Youth Theatre Jeremy Winchester
Halftime with Don
Momentum Festival
Ed City Theatre Christian Parker
Parlour Song Ned Quantum Theatre Martin Giles
Looking for the Pony Man Off the Wall Theatre Robyn Parrish
A Raisin in the Sun
R.A.W.
Asagai Bricolage Jeffrey Carpenter
B.U.S.
2
4 hour play festival
Man Bricolage Tammy Ryan
Don't you say a F8&^%*$ Word
Momentum Festival
Guy City Theatre Matt Morrow
Deconstruction Part One
Southern Writers Project
Maxim Alabama Shakespeare Festival Diana Van Fossend
Lombardi
Regional Theatre Premiere
Dave Milwaukee Repertory Theater Sanford Robbins
Hamlet Horatio Independent Shakespeare Company Melissa Chalsma
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Oberon Independent Shakespeare Company Melissa Chalsma
Othello Othello Independent Shakespeare Company Melissa Chalsma
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lysander Resident Ensemble Players Sanford Robbins
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Roma Resident Ensemble Players Uwe Haus
The Importance of Being Earnest Jack Resident Ensemble Players Steve Tague
Measure for Measure Claudio Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Carole Healey
Much Ado About Nothing Claudio Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Fontaine Syer
She Stoops to Conquer T. Lumpkin Resident Ensemble Players Sanford Robbins
Death of a Salesman Bernard Resident Ensemble Players Ethan McSweeny
HayFever Sandy Resident Ensemble Players John Going
Of Mice and Men Crooks Resident Ensemble Players Adrian Hall
The Imaginary Invalid Cleante Resident Ensemble Players Sanford Robbins
The Hostage Leslie Resident Ensemble Players Sanford Robbins
Welcome Home Jenny Sutter Hugo The Kennedy Center Jessica Thebus
Fences Cory Oregon Shakespeare Festival Leah Gardiner
Welcome Home Jenny Sutter
World Premier
Hugo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Jessica Thebus
Othello Othello Texas Shakespeare Festival Roseann Sheridan
Much Ado about Nothing Dogberry Texas Shakespeare Festival Kevin Otos
Amadeus Von Strack Texas Shakespeare Festival Jack Young
Dragonfly Tale
Southern Writers Project
Speede Alabama Shakespeare Festival Imani
Topdog/Underdog Booth University of Delaware Walter Dallas
Midsummer Night’s Dream Demetrius Michigan Shakespeare Festival David Ivers
Hamlet Laertes Michigan Shakespeare Festival J. Neville-Andrews
Hair HUD Lexington M&T Company Matt Ferrell
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Oberon Richmond Shakespeare Festival Grant Mudge
Blues for an Alabama Sky Sam Plowshares Theatre Company Janet Cleveland
Seven Guitars Canewell Plowshares Theatre Company Gary Anderson
Twelfth Night Mavolio WaterWorks Theatre Anthony Schmitt
Romeo and Juliet Mercutio MeadowBrook Theatre Dave Mowers
In Walks ‘Memry Dad Plowshares Theatre Company Janet Cleveland
The Taming of the Shrew Hortensio Michigan Shakespeare Festival J. Neville-Andrews

* 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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