|Scott has been working in stage, television and film for nearly thirty years in that time he has been acting, adapting, writing, fight directing,
directing and or clowning for Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin, Opera Australia, Merrigong Theatre Company, La Boite Theatre,
Queensland Theatre Company, Zen Zen Zo, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, NORPA, 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 features and short films. Performances Scott has directed have played throughout Australia,
Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. During 2002 and 2003 he was the Intern and Associate Director for the Queensland Theatre Company. In
2004 Scott completed a Master in Fine Arts at Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology. Currently Scott is the Associate
Lecturer in Movement at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
As an Instructor of Acting, Clowning, Improvisation, Creative State, Mask, Commedia, Stage Combat and Fight Direction Scott has taught
nationally and internationally. Nationally – NIDA 2010 & 2011, Actors Centre Australia 2010 & 2011, Queensland University of Technology:
Creative Industries - Resident teacher 1998 - 2009, University of Southern Queensland - Resident teacher 1999 - 2001, James Cook University
- Resident teacher 1998 - 2001, Actors Conservatory - Resident teacher 1996 - 2000, Opera Queensland - Resident teacher since 2002.
Internationally - Canada: Paddy Crean International Stage Combat Workshop - Resident Artist 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2010 &
2012. Australia: Paddy Crean International Stage Combat Workshop - Resident Artist 2004. Scotland: Paddy Crean International Stage
Combat Workshop - Resident Artist 1999. As a result of an Arts Queensland Grant in 2000, Scott was a guest teacher in - Wales: Welsh
College of Music and Drama. England - 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.
He has also been a recipient of two Arts Queensland Grants and one Arts NSW Grant for the further development of Stage Combat and Fight
Direction. In 2005 Scott received another Arts Queensland Grant to stage his one man clowning show - Handyman. Scott received a Matilda
Award for his Direction of Road to the She-Devil’s Salon at Queensland Theatre Company and Long Term Role as a Fight Director in 2003. His
critically acclaimed adaptation and direction of Scapin (a co-production between Queensland Theatre Company and State Theatre Company of
South Australian) received a Mo Nomination in 2004 for Best Theatre Production of the Year. For his work in 2005 Scott received two Matlida
Awards for Best Director (A Christmas Carol for Queensland Theatre Company) and Contribution to Queensland Theatre. Paddy Crean Award:
Influence and promotion of the historical study of Stage Combat at the International level.
Theatre (as director): Ham Funeral, 1841, One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest, Speaking in Tongues (ACA), Are We There Yet? (Brisbane
Festival), Puss in Boots, A Christmas Carol, God is a DJ, Lily Can’t Sleep, Vincent in Brixton, Scapin, Road to the She Devils Salon, Mad
Hercules (Queensland Theatre Company), Lieutenant of Inishmore (AS Productions), Waiting for Merlot (deBase), Macbeth, The Chicken Play
(JUTE), Hermes and the Naked Flame, Perfect Skin (La Boite) Comedy of Errors (University of Southern Queensland) The Waiting Room (Metro
Theatre (as writer / adaptor): 1841, One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest (ACA), Are We There Yet? (Brisbane Festival 2010), Funny Voices, Puss
in Boots, Scapin, Mad Hercules (Queensland Theatre Company), Macbeth (JUTE), Handyman (Combat Circus).
Theatre (as fight director /movement consultant): Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Zebra, Hamlet, True West, Tusk Tusk, Long Day’s Journey into
Night, Like a Fishbone, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Vs Macbeth, Spring Awakening, The Mysteries: Genesis, God of Carnage, A Streetcar
Named Desire, The Duel, Elling, The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Sydney Theatre Company), Death of Salesman, Babyteeth, The Dark Room,
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, There Goes the Neighbourhood, The Business, Gwen in Purgatory, That Face (Belvoir), The Boys (Griffin),
Don Giovanni, Macbeth, Tosca (Opera Australian), Romeo & Juliet, Just Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Actors at Work 2009 - 2012, Taming of the
Shrew (Bell Shakespeare) Faustus, The Alchemist, Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome, Richard III (Bell Shakespeare & Queensland Theatre Company),
Macbeth Brisbane Festival / Queensland Theatre Company), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Black Swan / Queensland Theatre Company) Elizabeth, The
Removalists, Toy Symphony, The Crucible, School of Arts, The Crucible, Stones in His Pockets, Heroes, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, The
Glass Menagerie, The Estimator, Puss in Boots, Private Lives, The Woman Before, Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset,
American Buffalo, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hitchcock Blonde, Mano Nera, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia, The Venetian Twins, Eating Ice Cream
With Your Eyes Closed, The Cherry Orchard, The Orphanage Project, The Lonesome West, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The Messiah, The
Fortunes of Richard Mahony, Cooking with Elvis, Mad Hercules, Bash, Richard II, Bag of Marbles, Buried Child, Dirt, The Forest, Fred, Shopping
& Fucking, Fountains and Beyond, The Sunshine Club, The Tempest, Long Day’s Journey into Night (Queensland Theatre Company), Macbeth,
Romeo & Juliet, The Odyssey (Zen Zen Zo), King Arthur, Romeo & Juliet (Queensland Ballet), Cosi Fan Tutti, Carmen, Romeo & Juliet (Opera
Queensland), oodgeroo, The White Earth, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, The Danger Age, Summer Wonderland, Last Drinks, 48 Shades of
Brown, Way Out West, Excess Baggage, Romeo & Juliet, X-Stacey, The John Wayne Principle, Milk & Honey, As You Like it (La Boite). Alaska
(Raw Hide / Australian Theatre for Young People), Rio Saki and Other Falling Debris (Australian Theatre for Young People), Bug (Picture This /
Griffin) Crestfallen (Bareboards Productions / Griffin), 4 Plays About Wollongong (Merrigong Theatre Company), Bad Jazz (square the circle &
Darlinghurst Theatre Company), That Pretty Pretty; or, the Rape Play (Warhorse Theatre Company), Reasons to be Pretty (Darlinghurst
Theatre Company), The Seafarer (Opunksky’s), Entertaining Mr. Slone (New Theatre), Fool for Love (Savage Productions & B Sharp), Porn
Cake (Griffin Independent), The Room (Blender Productions, Sydney Fringe Festival).
Theatre (as actor): Bad Jazz (square the circle & Darlinghurst Theatre Company), The Alchemist (Bell Shakespeare & Queensland Theatre
Company), Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Summer Wonderland, Way out West, The Popular Mechanicals, Mr Melancholy, Equus, War
Woman (La Boite), Bit’n Back (Kooemba Jdarra), An Oak Tree, Grimm Tales, Chilling and Killing My Annabelle Lee, Worlds Apart, Peter Pan
(Queensland Theatre Company), He Died with a Falafel in his Hand, Two, Bouncers (someone).
Film (as actor): Mr Reliable, Eat in or Take Away.
Television (as actor): Devil’s Dust, Terra Nova, Monarch Cove, The Team, Misery Guts, Medivac, Pacific Drive, Phoenix 2, Australia’s Most
Positions of Office: Scott is the current Artistic Director for the International Order of the Sword and the Pen, he was the President of the
Society of Australian Fight Directors Incorporated from 1996 - 2007, a Honorary Member of the British Academy of Dramatic Combat,
Honorary Fight Director of Fight Directors, Canada, Affiliated Member of the Art of Combat and a Honorary Fight Director of the Independent
Fight Directors Guild of America.
|SCOTT WITT MFA.