Dr Tiffany Knight


College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Bedford Park (247)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Tiffany Lyndall Knight is an award-winning actor, director and lecturer in Drama at Flinders University. She has performed with theatre companies across Australia and Canada, including State Theatre Company South Australia, Queensland Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre and eight seasons with Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. She originated the role of Emily in the multi-award-winning solo show 19 weeks by Emily Steel, and has been nominated for four Jessie Richardson Theatre awards for her work on Vancouver stages.On screen, Tiffany has appeared in many featured and recurring roles, including Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1, Smallville, Wanted, ANZAC Girls, Red Dog and The Babadook.She has taught acting throughout her career, including Adelaide University’s Elder Conservatory Musical Theatre program, Flinders University Drama Centre, Adelaide College of the Arts and the University of British Columbia. Tiffany was awarded a PhD in Drama from Flinders University in 2018 and received the Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. She co-authored The Creative PhD: Challenges, Opportunities, Reflections with Professor Tara Brabazon and Natalie Hills (Emerald Press). Tiffany is a proud member the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, where she was President of the SA Branch (Equity Section) from 2019-2021 and National Vice President (Equity Section) from 2021-24.


PhD (Drama) - Flinders University.

Exegesis: 'Just the Actor': a Practice-Led Research Investigation in the the Actor's Status in Contemporary Independent Theatre

Bachelor of Arts (Drama), First Class - Flinders University

Diploma of Theatre Arts, George Brown Theatre School, Toronto Ontario, Canada

Honours, awards and grants
  • Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - 2019

    Outstanding Female Performer Curtain Call Award (19 weeks) - 2018

    Outstanding Comedy/Drama Curtain Call Award (19 weeks) - 2018

    Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award (19 weeks) - 2018

    Runner up, Flinders University 3 Minute Thesis Competition - 2017

    Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award (19 weeks) - 2017

    SA Ruby Award Finalist for Best Work (19 weeks - 2017

    SA Ruby Award Final for Innovation (19 weeks) - 2017

    Flinders University Award for Part-Time Teaching in the Humanities - 2011

    Vancouver International Film Festival – Most Popular Canadian Film - 2008

    Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Nomination – Lead Actress - 2002

    Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Nomination – Supporting Actress -1999

    Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Nomination – Supporting Actress - 1998

    Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Nomination – Outstanding Production -1997

    Globe Shakespeare Theatre Competition – Australian Winner - 1990

    NSW Premier’s Award for Excellence - 1990

Key responsibilities

Lecturing in Screen acting, Acting, Dialects, Meisner technique and Directing.

Topic coordinator
DRAM1009 Production Laboratory - Laying the Foundations
DRAM1101 The Actor and the Text
DRAP3121 Production 3 Part 2 (Winter)
Topic lecturer
DRAP7100 Honours Performance Project Part 1
DRAM1006 Acting 1a Fundamentals - Laying the Foundations
DRAP7101 Honours Performance Project Part 2
DRAM1008 Acting 1b: Developing the Language of Performance
DRAP3110 Performance Technqiques 3a
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