Gwen Knight

Directing Credits

1982: May 12-15 Jill
1991: October 1991 Chorus of Disapproval
1992: October 1992 The Real Thing
2000: Sep 27-30, Oct 3-7 Sylvia
2002: March 27-30, April 2-6 The Stillborn Lover
2003: May 28-31 & June 2-7 The Snow Ball
2005: November 15-19 & 22-26 The Beauty Queen of Leenane
2006: November 14-18 & 21-25 Happy Birthday Dear Alice
2008: November 11- 22, 2008 The Countess
Co-Directing Credits
1972: December 1 A Phoenix Too Frequent
1980: February 20-23 The Country Girl

Acting Credits

1969: April 12 Lady Killers
1969: November 14, 15 Rehearsal
1970: November 19, 20, 21 The Waltz of the Toreadors - I
1971: November 18, 19, 20 Ring Round The Moon
1973: February 2 A Beach of Strangers
1973: April 12, 13, 14 Separate Tables
1974: January 17, 18, 19 The Importance of Being Earnest - I
1976: January 15, 16, 17 The Love Of Four Colonels
1978: March 1-4 Murder Once Removed
1979: January 10-13 Everything In The Garden
1989: March 1989 A Delicate Balance
1991: January 1991 Absent Friends
1992: March 1992 Shadow Box
1994: January 12-15 Steel Magnolias
1996: February 1996 On Golden Pond
1998: October 7-10 & 14-17 Hobson's Choice
2001: March 21-24 & 27-31 Departures & Arrivals
2001: Sep 26-29 & Oct 2-6 Homeward Bound
2007: Mar 27-31, April 2-7 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
2011: March 22 - April 2, 2011 Cash On Delivery

Production Credits

Production Manager Fumed Oak
The Ugly Duckling
The Country Girl
Habeas Corpus
When We Are Married
The Melville Boys
The Death of Dracula
Ethan Claymore
Jenny's House of Joy
Continuity Jack and the Giant
The Crucible
Blithe Spirit
Quiet In The Land
Bus Stop
Pack of Lies
Properties Our Town
Noises Off
Costumes Communicating Doors
Costumes Assistant Kindertransport
Dresser Ethan Claymore
Wardrobe Lloyd George Knew My Father
Enter A Free Man
House Manager Rumpelstiltskin
Aladdin & his Wonderful Magical Lamp
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

From the program for Happy Birthday Dear Alice:

GWEN KNIGHT is a founding member and a former President of Kanata Theatre. She has acted, directed, produced and worked backstage in countless productions over the past 38 years. Several years ago, she directed the hilarious Sylvia, and in 2003 directed The Snow Ball for which she won the Capital Critics Circle Award for Best Director in Community Theatre. Last season she directed The Beauty Queen of Leenane. In the past, she acted and directed extensively with the Ottawa Little Theatre. Together with her husband, Peter Jefferson, who has designed the set for this production and frequently serves as co-director, and her daughter Sheryne Lalonde who, once again, has acted as her assistant, Gwen has a team in place that she credits for her successful productions.

From the program for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof:

GWEN KNIGHT (Big Mama) is a founding member of Kanata Theatre. She has acted, directed, produced and worked backstage in countless productions over the past 39 years. This play marks her return to the stage after a six year hiatus in which she directed The Stillborn Lover, The Snow Ball (for which she won the Capital Critics Circle Award for Best Director in Community Theatre), The Beauty Queen of Leenane and, earlier this season, Happy Birthday Dear Alice.

From the program for The Countess

GWEN KNIGHT (Director) is a founding member and former President of Kanata Theatre. She has acted, directed, produced and worked backstage in countless productions over the past 40 years. She last appeared on stage as Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Over the past few years she directed Sylvia, The Stillborn Lover, The Snowball (for which she won the Capital Critics Circle Award for Best Director in Community Theatre), The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Happy Birthday Dear Alice.

From the program for Cash on Delivery:

GWEN KNIGHT (Ms. Cowper) is a founding member of Kanata Theatre. She has acted, directed, produced and worked backstage in countless productions over the past 43 years. In the past few years she directed Sylvia, The Stillborn Lover, The Snowball, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Happy Birthday Dear Alice and The Countess. Gwen recently filled the role of Production Manager for Jenny’s House of Joy. She was last seen on stage as Big Mama in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. In her lengthy career, this is the first time she has appeared in a farce.