Scott Davidson is a multiple award winning director, writer and actor originally from the West Coast.  He is a graduate of the prestigious Professional Actor Training Program at U.S.C. where he studied with individuals like Anna Deavere Smith, Duncan Ross and Stephen Book.  Scott is the founding Artistic Director of two Professional Theatres for Family Audiences: The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre and Serendipity Theatre Company at the Coronet, both of which have been recognized by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education with the “Most Outstanding Children’s Theatre in America” Award.  In addition to working for his own companies Scott has directed and performed for numerous Theatres and Performing Arts Centers on the East and West Coast. His extensive work in arts and education led him to the Long Beach Civic Light Opera where he served as the Education and Outreach Director, overseeing and implementing a wide variety of arts in education programs which serviced over twenty thousand people annually in both Los Angeles County and Orange County.  Scott served as the Director of Theater for American Girl for nine years overseeing the company’s three professional Theaters in Chicago/New York City/Los Angeles. During that time he served as the project manager for the build out, equipping and opening of the theaters, Artistic Director for all the company’s productions and Executive producer on the original cast recordings.

Scott’s productions have been recognized on “Best of the Year” lists and

“Critic’s Choice” lists in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vermont/New Hampshire and Orange County.  He was named best director of the year in 2007 by the Las Vegas Review Journal.  He has garnered awards and accolades from the L.A. Times,  The Chicago Tribune, The Orange County Register, Drama-logue, The Valley Theatre League, A.A.T.E., L.A. Parent and I.A.T.A.  In 1990 his production of Troubled Waters represented the United States at the International Children’s Theatre Festival in West Germany and was subsequently invited to be performed in Russia.  Scott was a guest director for the 1993 I.U.P.U.I. Bonderman Playwriting Competition in Indianapolis.  His production of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie toured nationally.  His production of To Kill A Mockingbird won the MOSS HART AWARD for North/Eastern Regional Theatre.

As a professional acting coach he has worked with young performers on the sets of numerous commercials, TV shows and film shoots including: Duet, Highway to Heaven, The A-Team, Marilyn and Me, Beverly Hills 90210, Gimme A Break and many others.

Scott has a history of active membership in both A.S.S.I.T.E.J. and A.A.T.E. He was involved with A.A.T.E. for many years where he has served in numerous capacities including 2nd Vice President.  His work for the organization has included assignments to the Executive Board, the Nominating Committee, Conference Site Selection and Contract Negotiation, the Awards Committee, Annual Board Meetings, Planning Retreats and three years as the Chairman of the Professional Theatre for Young Audiences Committee. Scott has presented panels at a number of conferences and his work has appeared in professional journals for Theatre and Young People.  He co-edited a monograph on Education and Outreach programs in Professional Theatres for the National Corporate Theatre Fund and the American Alliance for Theatre and Education.  His adaptations of Little Women and The Velveteen Rabbit have been performed by Theatres across the U.S. including The Dallas Children’s Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, The Rainbow Company Children’s Theatre, Northern Stage and others.

Currently, Scott resides in Los Angeles where he serves as the Manager of American Girl Place Los Angeles.  He is settling back into West Coast life and continues to appear professionally in regional theatre when time allows.

About Scott