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 currently National Vice President of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Equity Section).
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
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
Lecturing in Screen acting, Acting, Dialects, Meisner technique and Directing.
National Vice President - Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Equity Section)
Founding chair, Performers Support Fund of South Australia
Founding member, Rumpus Theatre Collective
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