Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (Scott Illingworth)...

We are PROUD to give you a closer look at another one of our Associate Directors, SCOTT ILLINGWORTH!  He recently directed the staged reading of Jose Rivera's ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN for our bareNaked LA Reading Series last season featuring Angelina Fiordellisi, Gary Perez, Danelle Eliav and Francisco Solorzano.  Scott joins Jerry Ruiz in the role of Associate Director for our Ensemble to collaborate on directorial projects as well as assist in the direction of our Ensemble in regards to the development of new work and producing lesser known works by established playwrights.  

Scott is a freelance director living in New York City. Recent directing credits include the Off-Broadway World Premiere of Beyond Words with Bill Bowers (Urban Stages), Waiting for Lefty (NYU Graduate Acting) Across the Water by Mona Mansour (NYU Graduate Acting), Deep Treesby Andrea Ciannavei with Lili Taylor and Bobby Cannavale (LAByrith’s Barn Series), Termination of Species by Ken Urban (Collaboraction), Israel Horovitz’s short plays Inconsolable, Just The Way You Are, The Vote in Orange, and What Strong Fences Make (Gloucester Stage and LAByrinth’s Barn Series), Lake Effect by Padraic Lillis (Geva Theatre Center and Alchemy Theatre), Springtime by Marie Irene Fornes (Marymount Manhattan), Leaving Iowa (Adirondack Theatre Festival), Sexual Perversity in Chicago (The Theatre School at DePaul University),The Hard Sell and The April Hour (LAB’s Barn Series at The Public), Chicago Summer (Collaboraction at Steppenwolf), and the staged reading of A Taste of Sunlight in December (Victory Gardens Theater).

He served as Associate Director to Mark Wing-Davey on the Off-Broadway productions Passion Play (EPIC), UNCONDITIONAL (LAByrinth),The Singing Forest (The Public), and Ninth and Joanie (LAByrinth). Regionally Scott worked with Mr. Wing-Davey on Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl (Goodman and Yale Rep) and served as Assistant Director to Philip Seymour Hoffman on The Long Red Road (Goodman). Scott holds an MFA in Directing and a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School, DePaul University. He is a faculty member at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting program and is a regular teacher of Masterclasses for LAByrinth Theater Co.

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