-- T. Rees Shapiro - Published in The Washington Post on June 1, 2010
Catherine A. "Cay" Knockey, 92, manager of the Arena Stage theater in the early 1960s,
died of congestive heart failure May 11 at the Methodist Home retirement community in
Ms. Knockey was an actress, director and manager at the Arena Stage in the 1950s and
1960s. She retired in the late 1960s as manager of Ford's Theatre.
Catherine Ann Knockey was a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Western High
School (1936). She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from American
University. She received a master's degree in drama and theater from Catholic University.
After World War II, she worked in Japan as a director and actress in productions for U.S.
She had been a longtime Chevy Chase resident before moving to the Methodist Home in
She had no immediate survivors.