Artist Bios

Steve Scott
Steve Scott

Steve Scott

(Bio as of May 2014)

Steve Scott is the Producer of Goodman Theatre, where he has overseen more than 200 productions; he is also a member of the Goodman’s Artistic Collective. His Goodman directing credits include Horton Foote’s Blind Date; Rabbit Hole; Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock and No One Will Be Immune for the David Mamet Festival; Dinner With Friends; Wit; the world premiere of Tom Mula’s Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (co-directed with Michael Maggio) and the 2011 and 2012 editions of A Christmas Carol.  Other recent directing credits include Yellow Face, The DNA Trail, and Yohen at Silk Road Rising; American Myth at American Blues Theatre;  The Mandrake at A Red Orchid Theatre; Clybourne Park, Elemeno Pea, Elling, A Delicate Balance,  Lettice and Lovage and Shadowlands for Redtwist Theatre; Souvenir and Black Pearl Sings at Northlight Theatre; The Beauty Queen of Leenane,  Buried Child and Dealer’s Choice for Shattered Globe Theatre;  Frozen for the Next Theatre Company; A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing for the St. Lawrence (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival; The Teapot Scandals of 1923 and Falsettos for Porchlight Theatre; The Grapes of Wrath, A Streetcar Named Desire, Execution of Justice,  Ah, Wilderness!, God’s Country and Judgment at Nuremberg for the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University’s College of Performing Arts (where he is a faculty member); and a number of productions for the Eclipse Theatre (where he is an ensemble member), including Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind, Arthur Miller’s After the Fall,  John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation,  Rebecca Gilman’s Boy Gets Girl, Keith Reddin’s Big Time, Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite and Lanford Wilson’s The Moonshot Tapes.  He has directed for a variety of other companies, including Theatre Wit, the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, National Jewish Theatre, Theatre at the Center, Lifeline Theatre, Organic Touchstone Theatre and the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists.  Mr. Scott has served on panels for Theatre Communications Group, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, United States Artists, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, the Chicago Council on Fine Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pew Charitable Trust/Philadelphia Theatre Initiative.  He is a member of the Jeff Committee’s Artist and Technical Team, a board member of Season of Concern, artistic advisor for Silk Road Rising and an associate artist with Chicago Dramatists and Collaboraction Theatre companies.  He was one of six resident directors for WBEZ’s series Stories on Stage, and has contributed articles to a variety of publications, including the Encyclopedia of Chicago. Mr. Scott is the recipient of five Jeff Award nominations, an After Dark Award, the Illinois Theatre Association’s Award of Honor and Eclipse Theatre Company’s Corona Award.  As an actor, he most recently appeared in the Next Theatre’s production of Are You Now or Have You Ever Been…?  (Jeff Award for Outstanding Ensemble).  Upcoming productions include Intimate Apparel  for the Eclipse Theatre.

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