Scott is a US theatre historian, with a special focus in 1930s theatre and performance. His dissertation, which was nominated for the 2006 Richard and Donna Falvo Outstanding Dissertation Award, looks at the intersections of New Deal politics and the Lincoln Legend in dramatic literature and live performance during FDR’s second presidential term. He earned his PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Other areas of interest are new play dramaturgy, directing, and non-traditional scripting.
Scott is the Resident Dramaturg for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (2008), current coordinator of dramaturgy for KCACTF Region III, the 2007 Robert A. Schanke Research Award recipient, and Co-Chair of the Pedagogy Symposium at the Mid-American Theatre Conference. He is presently working on a book manuscript about production dramaturgy. He regularly presents at the annual meetings of the Mid-American Theatre Conference, American Theatre and Drama Society, Organization of American Historians and the American Studies Association. His recent and forthcoming publications can be found in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Theatre Journal, Modernism/Modernity, and Theatre History Studies.