Phaedra Scott is a dramaturg for new plays and new play development workshops. She curates and develops dramaturgical displays for new and established works, writes playbill articles and creates production actor packets for her collaborators. Her work has been seen nationally at theatres and festivals including The New Harmony Project, Huntington Theatre Company, Company One Theatre, Cleveland Play House (recipient of the 2015 Regional Tony Award), and Bad Habit Productions.
I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU by Craig Lucas
I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU, Assistant dramaturg, Huntington theatre company
Assistant Dramaturg for World Premiere production of I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU by Craig Lucas. First production of its kind to be performed in both spoken English and American Sign Language.
photo by dan pecci/huntington theatre company
Attended periodic workshops over a six month period to develop American Sign Language script, in conjuction with playwright Craig Lucas' script.
photo by t. charles erickson
Created resource packets available to actors, directors and collaborators throughout the production. Provided additional further reading materials, created image wall to reference throughout the rehearsal process.
HOW SOFT THE LINING by Kirsten Greenidge
Production Dramaturg for World Premiere of HOW SOFT THE LINING by Kirsten Greenidge. The relationship between Mary Todd Lincoln & her dressmaker Elizabeth Keckley is explored through this play about friendship, inequality, and the very fragile lines that keep us together, or break us apart.
photo by paul cantillon, lidec/bad habit productions
Gathered research and readings for development workshops for historical accuracy. Presented research to collaborators including design team, actors and director.
Dramaturgical resource packet distributed among actors and artistic team created and developed by Scott.
"Akhtar's America" was written for Huntington Theatre Company's Spotlight Magazine for Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar.
"The American Legacy of August Wilson" was written for Huntington Theatre Company's Spotlight Magazine for How I Learned What I Learned by August Wilson.
"The Financial Gospel" was written for Huntington Theatre Company's Spotlight Magazine for Can You Forgive Her? by Gina Gionfriddo.
New Play Development Workshops
Phaedra Scott was the dramaturg for John Pielmier's Jass at the New Harmony Project.
Phaedra has been a dramaturg for Huntington Summer Playwriting Workshops, and Breaking Ground Festival of New Work (Huntington Theatre Company). Upcoming workshops include Salt Lake Acting Company's Playwriting Workshop and SpeakEasy Stage's Boston Project.
"Dude...Time Marches On"
Created and developed for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AN SPIKE, "Dude...Time Marches On" is an exhibit created in collaboration with multiple Ohio historic societies and the Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Play House Special Collections Library. The exhibit featured how communication technology has evolved from handwriting letters, to telegrams and telephones, and the phones we carry in our pockets today.
"Dude...Time Marches On." Design & Layout Brian Tatsumi & Michele Berki
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is a musical review based on the original songs by Louis Jordan. For pre and post-show engagement, Phaedra Scott and Maddie Gaw developed an interactive exhibit for audiences to show the influence of Louis Jordan's music as the "Grandfather of Rock N' Roll."
"Jukebox Royalty." Created in collaboration with Maddie Gaw. Design & Layout Brian Tatsumi & Michele Berki
"Light in the Dark: Stories of Survival Through Art"
This exhibit was developed in collaboration between Phaedra Scott and Maddie Gaw based on Mona Golabek's THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE. Golabek is the author of The Children of Willesden Lane about her mother Lisa Jura’s story as a child who came to England on the Kindertransport during the early days of the Holocaust and World War Two. Jura, used music and her talent for playing piano to survive by holding onto her music. The exhibit chronicles narratives of survivors of the Holocaust who were able to use visual art, music and writing to persevere.
"Light in the Dark: Stories of Survival Through Art." Created in collaboration with Maddie Gaw. Design & Layout Brian Tatsumi & Michele Berki
To see more examples of Phaedra's work, please visit her contact page for further requests.