Autumn Knight is a Houston-based performance/video/installation artist, recently professor at Prairie View A&M University, and a trained drama therapist. She is a co-founder of Jelly Jar, a performance art duo with Dr. Denise Frazier. Play, social encounter, and spontaneity re-emerge as themes in her performance and installation art work. Autumn Knight holds an M.A. in Drama Therapy, from New York University (New York, NY) and a B.A. in Theatre Arts/Speech Communications from Dillard University (New Orleans, LA). She holds certificates in Arts Management & Marketing (Birkbeck College, London, UK) and in Speech & Drama (Central School of London, London, UK). Ms. Knight has a long track record of working with education and social services organizations including serving as: Group Relations Consultant, New York University; Conference Administrator, Teacher’s College, Columbia University; residential rehabilitation program advisor for The Women’s Home, Houston and many more. She has also additional teaching experience with New York University, Havens Center After -School Program, and University Jumpstart/University of Texas. Her fellowships and awards include Round 6 Theatre Communications Group/Doris Duke Foundation, Future Leaders: New Generations Program, HATCH Artistic Contribution Award, and The Women’s Home Expressive Therapy Award.