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  • BW Baldwin Wallace College

Faculty Spotlights

Scott Plate

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  1. Department

    Conservatory-Music Theatre

  2. Hometown

    Westwood, NJ

  3. Biography

    BA English Literature, McGill University; MFA Theatre, Directing and Management, Florida State University. At BW since January 2004, hired full-time August 2007. Prior to coming to BW, worked 20 years as a free-lance professional actor and director, a career that is still active. Recently voted Scene Magazine Cleveland best actor 2011.

Questions and answers

Why did you choose to teach at BW?

I had great respect for the work Vicky Bussert was doing in the Music Theatre program, and she and I had been professional colleagues in the theatre prior to that.

What characteristics distinguish BW from other colleges/universities?

The students have heart. I have come to believe that BW is a heart-centered institution.

How do you mentor students?

I try to teach them that they have the capacity to figure out their own lives, and try to reflect back to them the best version of themselves I know them to be.

What do students like best about your class?

I think they like that I am actively engaged myself in continuing to learn about what I am trying to teach them.

If you weren't teaching what would you be doing?

I would be performing and directing full-time again.