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Ingle Knight Bio

Ingle Knight
ingleknight@yahoo.com
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.

EDUCATION: 
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

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCIES: 
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

ACTING: (selected)
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 DaughtersThe Restless Years, Prisoner, Ship to Shore, The Sleepover Club
Film: Under the Lighthouse DancingTwo Fists One HeartRapture of the Deep (Tiefenrausch).

DIRECTING: (selected)
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 PLAYS

Taking Liberty
"… 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" 
SUNDAY MAIL
"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" 
                                                                                                SUNDAY TIMES
"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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