phone: 0450 377 811
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Dramatist: his prize-winning work has received numerous national and international productions, tours and prizes. He has written for television, film and radio, and worked as a script consultant and dramaturg for numerous theatre companies as well as state and national script development organisations.
In 2012 he won the Richard Burton Playwriting Award and the WA Premier's Book Award for Best Script.
Director: Ingle has directed for Perth Theatre Co., Black Swan Theatre Co., Red Desert Theatre Co. and Soup Kitchen Theatre, among others. Employed to direct numerous university productions as well as developing new work such as the contemporary opera "Giles, is that you?" broadcast on ABC FM and a new musical for Palmerston College, Darwin's Centre for Excellence in the Arts.
Actor: he has performed with all the professional theatre companies in Western Australia in over 50 professional productions. He has appeared in numerous films, television productions and radio drama.
PhD Murdoch University
Honours (1st) Murdoch University
B.A. Curtin University
PRIZES AND AWARDS
2012 WA Premier's Book Awards, best script. The Fremantle Candidate
2011 Richard Burton Playwriting Award. Taking Liberty
2008 Equity Guild Awards, Best New Play, Taking Liberty
2008 “Best of the Best", TorontoFringe; The Eye, The Exploding Breakfast
2004 Playing Australia “Drover’s Award” for most popular national touring production, Shadow of the Eagle (with G. Blazevic)
2003 Equity Guild Awards, Best New Play, Shadow of the Eagle
2001 WA fringe, Best play, The Getaway Bus
1999 WA Premier's Book Awards, best script. Milk and Honey (adapted from Elizabeth Jolley’s novel)
1993 "The Australian" critic’s award for best play of the year in WA. Wicked (with Michael Smith)
TEACHING EXPERIENCE (selected)
2010 Lecturer and Tutor: Introduction to Drama: Murdoch University
'98-‘08 Lecturer and Tutor: Writing for the Screen: Murdoch University
2005 Tutor: Cinema Studies: Notre Dame University
2004 Tutor: Writing for TV: Edith Cowen University
2003 Tutor: History of Modern Theatre: Edith Cowen University
2002 Tutor: Scriptwriting: Curtin University
WORKS PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED (selected)
2012 The Fremantle Candidate Deckchair Theatre Co.
2008 Taking Liberty Perth Theatre Co.,
2011 A second production by Deckchair Theatre Co.
2008 The Exploding Breakfast Perth Theatre Co., Toronto Fringe
2000 Original production, Perth Theatre Co., Effie Crump Theatre
2001 Broadcast on ABC Radio National's 'Airplay'
2003 Shadow of the Eagle (with G. Blazevic) Perth Theatre Co.
2004 Playing Australia national tour
2000 The Getaway Bus Perth Theatre Co.
2001 Edinburgh Festival, Festival of Perth
2003 Playing Australia national tour
2004 The Bakery, Adelaide
1999 Milk and Honey (adapted from Elizabeth Jolley’s novel) Perth Theatre Co.
1998 Thermophobia Fairweather Productions
1996 Wadgemup WA Academy of Performing Arts
1995 Bullyfruit Barking Gecko Theatre Co.
1992 Wicked (with Michael Smith) Barking Gecko Theatre Co.
1993 A second production by Yirra Yarkin Nyoongar Theatre
1992 The Voyage of Vasco Pyjama (with Michael Leunig) Barking Gecko Theatre
2011 Palmerston College, Centre for Excellence in the Arts, Darwin
2010 John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, Curtin University
2003 Karratha Youth and Community Theatre. Karratha
1998 Windybrow Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa
1996 Coco Youth Theatre, Albany
1995 Esperance Theatre Guild, Esperance
1994 Coco Youth Theatre, Albany
Black Swan Theatre Co.: Twelfth Night, Uncle Vanya, The Crucible, Educating Rita:
Perth Theatre Co.: Amadeus, Hedda Gabler, Under Milkwood, Crystal Clear, Dead Funny, Silly Cow, Third World Blues.
TV: Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years, Prisoner, Ship to Shore, The Sleepover Club.
Film: Under the Lighthouse Dancing, Two Fists One Heart, Rapture of the Deep (Tiefenrausch).
2012 Mango Fandango I. Knight Palmerston College
2004 Red Dog I. Knight Black Swan Theatre Co.
1998 Wadgemup I. Knight Windybrow Theatre,
1996 Gosforth's Fete Ayckbourne Soup Kitchen
1995 Giles, is that you? Edwards/Blazevic PICA/ Fairweather/ABC
1994 Doctor in Spite of Himself Moliere Curtin College
1992 Don't Shoot the Driver I. Knight Kwinana Council/ACTU
Table for One Claire Haywood Bastard Amber
1990 Living in the Seventies Biggins SWY Theatre Co
1989 Idol Rumours Ingle Knight Curtin Theatre Co
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carrol Bunbury Youth: Darwin
Separation Tom Kempinski SWY Theatre Co
After Dinner Andrew Bovell Red Desert Productions
1988 A Toast to Melba Jack Hibberd Curtin Theatre Co
SOME REVIEWS OF THE PLAY
"… exciting, funny and emotional … it is not often that one runs out of superlatives… a show to remember." THEATRE AUSTRALIA
“…genuinely physically exciting… due to Knight's fast-paced, terrifically well-structured script.” WEST AUSTRALIAN
"… Guaranteed to get the blood pumping.” ARTS HUB
The Getaway Bus:
"A fabulous ticket to ride... fascinating to watch... hugely entertaining"
"an amazing one-man performance... a joy to watch... Knight's script is like a fine scalpel" XPRESS MAGAZINE
"... an insightful, hilarious offering. Above all, it's a ripping yarn... all class"
"Thought-provoking and thoroughly engaging" THE STAGE, UK
"... reminiscent of Peter Carey or Elizabeth Jolley... full of humour and honesty... well worth the ticket." THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
"Excellent... this mad little universe is worth catching" CANBERRA TIMES
"Charming and ingenious" THE SUN HERALD
"… a superbly controlled performance... Knight is a rare animal, a gifted writer and polished performer... a particular genius…." THE AUSTRALIAN
The Exploding Breakfast:
"A kaleidoscope of fascinating and disturbing characters... arresting and engagingly dramatic." THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
"... part Tom Robbins, part Samuel Beckett, as Knight expertly portrayed a cast of characters so vivacious and intriguing you never wanted him to stop."
THE VARSITY, Toronto.
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