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Ingle Knight


Writer, Performer and Teacher

"a particular genius…."  THE AUSTRALIAN

" ... it is not often that one runs out of superlatives ..." THEATRE AUSTRALIA

"... 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.


Ingle writes works for performance in theatre, radio, and all kinds of screens.
Over 30 of his dramatic works have had professional productions. Find out more about two of his prizewinners here and here.
He’s received dozens of awards including, most recently, the Richard Burton Playwriting Award and his second Premier's Book Award for Best Script.


He also writes and edits fiction, non-fiction and business documents.
He gives readability to dry, dull corporate prose and has a demonstrated capacity to adapt his writing style to the requirements of the brief.
He knows the powerful capacity of personal stories to demonstrate social issues and facilitate social change.
He wrote his PhD thesis on dramatic rhetoric and the emotions and he specialises in refining the emotional connections between a text and its audience.


He has performed in over 50 professional productions and appeared in films, TV and radio drama.


Ingle has directed shows for Perth Theatre Co., Black Swan Theatre Co., and Red Desert Theatre Co., among others. He is often employed to direct university student productions and he recently wrote (with the students) and directed a new musical for Palmerston College, Darwin's Centre for Excellence in the Arts. He’s also collaborated on the creation of new work such as the contemporary opera "Giles, is that you?" broadcast on ABC FM’s Listening Room.

In 2018, Ingle Knight will be touring his new play:

Resurrect Yourself!

... a perverse philosophical thriller about the Good the Bad & Even Worse.

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Ingle Knight speaks at the graduation ceremony, Curtin University, 17 February 2018.

Garry Gillard | New: December, 1998 | Now: 9 March, 2018