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Cameron Knight

  • Head of BFA Acting, Shakespeare and Heightened Text
  • MFA University of Delaware
    BFA University of Michigan-Flint​​
  • Performance
  • 773-325-7563​

Cameron has coached and taught Acting, Shakespeare, Text Analysis, Improvisation, Stage Movement and Stage Combat for over 10 years. He comes to The Theatre School from Carnegie Mellon University, where he served as Assistant Professor of Acting in the School of Drama and an Instructor of Acting in the School of Music.

Cameron served as an instructor of Performance and African-American Theatre at the University of Delaware, where he was also a company member of the Resident Ensemble Players — the professional resident acting company that serves as the mentoring group to the MFA candidates in the Professional Theatre Training Program.

An actor and director, Cameron most recently played the role of Ed in City Theatre's Momentum Festival production of Halftime with Don, and directed August Wilson's Seven Guitars at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also directed Once On This Island. In addition, Cameron developed/directed a reading series that introduced students, faculty and staff to plays from underrepresented populations and cultures. This series allowed for community collaboration in new and flexible ways.

Cameron's regional theatre credits as an actor include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Meadow Brook Theatre, Plowshares Theatre Company, Stages Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, BoarsHead Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Water Works Theatre Company, Quantum Theatre, Off the Wall Theatre, City Theatre, Bricolage and No Name Players. In addition, he actively works in voiceovers and commercials.​