Scott Witt

improvisation, combat & clowning

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Scott has been working in stage, television and film for over twenty-five years in that time he has been acting, fight directing, directing and clowning for many theatre companies in Australia and internationally: His credits are too numerous to list here but include working with: Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia, Merrigong Theatre Company, La Boite Theatre, Queensland Theatre Company, Zen Zen Zo, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, square the circle, Bare Boards Productions, Bell Shakespeare, Queensland Performing Arts Trust, Kooemba Jdarra, Opera Queensland, Queensland Ballet, Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe, someone, JUTE, Tropicsun and many independent feature and short films. Performances Scott has directed have played throughout Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

As an Instructor of Acting, Clowning, Stage Combat, and Fight Direction Scott has taught nationally and internationally. Nationally: Actors Centre Australia, Queensland University of Technology: Creative Industries, University of Southern Queensland, James Cook University, Opera Queensland. Internationally: Welsh College of Music and Drama, Mountview Theatre School, East 15 Acting School, Guilford Acting School, Bristol Old Vic, Rose Bruford, Isle of Wight School of Acting, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. USA: American Academy of Classical Acting and Paddy Crean International Stage Combat Workshop.

His critically acclaimed adaptation and direction of Scapin (a co-production between Queensland Theatre Company and State Theatre Company of South Australia) received a Mo Nomination in 2004 for Best Theatre Production of the Year. For his work in 2005 Scott received two Matlida Awards.