Jerrold Scott

Associate Professor

M.F.A., University of South Carolina

Acting, Directing, Speech

Professor Scott is an director, actor, and speech consultant. He held the inaugural Climo Junior Professorship from 2004-2006, until his subsequent promotion to associate professor with tenure. Prior to his Case appointments, he was a lecturer at Catholic University of America and instructor in the Acting Conservatory of The Studio Theatre. He has also taught at The Ohio State University and George Mason University. As a fellow at The Shakespeare Theatre, Jerrold studied classical theatre performance under the direction of Michael Kahn. He also completed certification at The Summer School at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London (RADA).

Jerrold serves as artistic director of the Eldred Theater at Case. In addition to the many shows he has directed at Eldred, Jerrold also staged a number of shows at the Potomac Theatre Company, where he also held the position of artistic director. Other selected directing assignments and venues include Heartbreak House and The Real Thing with the Case/Cleveland Play House MFA Ensemble; As You Like It for the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival; A Doll's House, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Polish Joke for the Beck Center for the Arts; Quilters, I Do! I Do!, and Deathtrap at the Fredericksburg Theatre Company, and Private Lives at the Little Theatre of Alexandria for which he won "Best Director" and "Outstanding Production" at the LTA Awards in 1999. Jerrold has assistant directed at many theaters, including RADA and the Actors' Theatre of Louisville under Obie-award winning Lisa Peterson, and is an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC).

During his eight years in Washington, DC, he performed at The Shakespeare Theatre, Theater of the First Amendment, The National Theatre, the Source Theatre, and the Washington Stage Guild. Other regional performance venues include The Cleveland Play House; The Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival in Pittsburgh; the Contemporary American Theatre Company in Columbus, OH; and Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC. He is a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), and is still active in commercial performance/voice-over work.

In addition to his work on various department committees, Jerrold is the faculty advisor for IMPROVment at Case, serves on the Graduate Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences, and is a member of the Farm Management Committee for Squire Valleevue Farm. He served as chair of the University Undergraduate Faculty's Committee on Undergraduate Admissions from 2005-2007. On the national level, he is the Focus Group Representative for the Directing Program of the Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE).