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Director

 
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Director

As a director, I focus on storytelling that illuminates the playwright’s intentions, empowers the actors and inspires and challenges the audiences. I have had the pleasure to create some dynamic and exciting productions and I look forward to making many more.

Previous works include: Othello, Twelfth Night and Pericles, Prince of Tyre at the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. Romeo and Juliet at the The Theatre School at DePaul University, at Carnegie Mellon University, Cameron also directed Seven Guitars, Once on This Island, Bricolage Theatre’s annual fundraiser B.U.S. a 24-hour play festival as well as Underneath the Lintel with Twelve Peers Theatre. 

Currently directing Suddenly last Summer by Tennessee Williams and A movie star has to star in black and white by Adrienne Kennedy at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

 
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Upcoming Performances

 
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Professional Credits

Julius Caesar
 

Hamlet

Twelfth Night

Romeo and Juliet

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

The House - A Staged Reading

Seven Guitars

B.U.S. (24 hour play festival)

Underneath the Lintel

Water by the Spoonful (Horizons reading)

Ruined (Horizons reading)

Once on this Island

Shakespeare Theatre Company
Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University

Directing, The Theatre School at DePaul University

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Young Company

The Theatre School at DePaul University

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Young Company

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

Bricolage Theatre

12 Peers Theatre

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

Washington, D.C.
 

Chicago, IL

Michiana Tour

Chicago, IL

South Bend, IN

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA


 
 
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Production Photos

 
 

Acclaim

 

Preview: Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's 'Othello' addresses today's social rifts
By Andrew S. Hughes South Bend Tribune, August 12, 2018

“What happens to us when we are needed for one part of our identity but rejected for another part of our identity?” Knight says. “That’s the part of the story, for me, that hasn’t gone away yet.”

Delaney Feener, who plays Desdemona, says Knight’s setting of the production in 2018 — Othello is now a first-generation African-American in the U.S. Navy — leaves the audience with little room not to see “Othello” as a reflection of society today. Read the full review...


Twelfth Night
South Bend Tribune

"The thing I love about Shakespeare’s comedies is that they often start with something very tragic,” Knight says. “How they treat that tragedy is what makes it a comedy and not 'Hamlet.'" Read the full review...


Romeo and Juliet
Broadway World

"Join us for Romeo and Juliet, set in the sociopolitical landscape of Black Lives Matter and the struggle for gender equality. The infamous feud between the Montagues and the Capulets ends when Romeo and Juliet, a pair of star-crossed female lovers, take their own lives. This retelling of Shakespeare's classic explores sexual identity, familial obligation, and public unrest in the modern world." Read the full preview...


Faith rewarded in Notre Dame's production of Shakespeare's 'Pericles'
By Andrew S. Hughes South Bend Tribune

"We’re leaning into the epic nature of the play,” Knight says, “and using the fact that we’re outdoors. … We’re leaning on the fundamentals of storytelling, the language and the actors. … We’re saying, ‘We’re relying on the audience’s imagination and your capacity to tell a story.’"

Read the full preview...


Seven Guitars
The Pittsburgh City Paper

"Director Cameron Knight seamlessly blends music, movement and stunning visuals with Wilson's words. If there's a flaw in this production, it's not worth noticing."
 

Seven Guitars
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"The focal achievement of CMU's 'Seven Guitars' is its acting - compelling and believable beyond the years of the seven actors."
"The design aspects keep pace - set, lights and the evocative sound design. Such a fine production argues good direction, so credit faculty member Cameron Knight."
 

Seven Guitars
Fall 2014 Drama Newsletter

"Remembering Wilson's Pittsburgh: The School of Drama Presents August Wilson's Seven Guitars"
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Underneath the Lintel
Pittsburgh City Paper

"With direction by Kovitz and Cameron Knight, not a single false note is sounded, and Kovitz's relentless refusal to overplay and/or over- explain is what gives this Pittsburgh-premiere evening its powerful punch… you'll be grateful for having seen it."