Conservatory of Music

From Bach to Broadway

Scott Plate

Assistant Professor, Program Manager

MFA Theatre, The Florida State University

Scott Plate is an award-winning free-lance performing artist and director whose work is featured frequently on Northeast Ohio's stages.  He is currently a member of Great Lakes Theater Festival's classical repertory company, and his directing and acting work has been seen regionally in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre, at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise, ID, and on North Carolina's Outer Banks in The Lost Colony.  During his thirteen-year residency in Cleveland he has worked on over sixty productions, at such venues as Severance Hall, The Cleveland Play House, Cain Park, Porthouse Theatre, Dobama Theatre, the Halle Theatre at JCC, and Cleveland Public Theatre.  Some of the productions in which has appeared include Hamlet, A Christmas Carol, Angels in America, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Homebody/Kabul, Cherry Docs, Batboy: The Musical, and The Last Five Years.  He appeared as a guest artist in a BW production of Equus, directed by Victoria Bussert, and he directed the North American premiere of a new translation of Sophocles' Antigone by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.  He will direct Arthur Miller's The Crucible in spring i2007 1n the John Patrick Theatre at BW.  He has directed productions of Eleemosynary for the Cleveland Women's Theatre Project, Closer for Dobama,  The Aias for CSU's Factory Theatre, and Mrs. Warren's Profession for the Beck Center.  He was a directing fellow under Kenny Leon at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, where he assisted with the Southeastern premiere of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson and the world premiere of Pearl Cleage's Flyin' West, and where he directed productions of La Ronde and The Imaginary Cuckold for its theatre school.  He has over one hundred on-camera and voice-over recording credits in local, national and international commercials and industrial films, as well as a featured role in the HBO pictures release "Proximity."  Email:

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