Assistant Professor, Department Chair
BA English Literature, McGill University
MFA Theatre, The Florida State University
Scott Plate is an award-winning free-lance actor and director whose work is featured frequently on Northeast Ohio's stages. He has worked regionally as actor and director in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre, Seven Stages, and the Actors' Express, in Boise at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and on North Carolina's Outer Banks in The Lost Colony. While in Cleveland he has worked on over eighty productions, at such venues as Severance Hall, Playhouse Square, The Cleveland Play House, Cain Park, Porthouse Theatre, Dobama Theatre, the Halle Theatre, and Cleveland Public Theatre. Selected area and regional acting work includes Inherit the Wind and Unsung Cole...and classics too at the Cleveland Play House, fourteen productions with Great Lakes Theatre Festival, A Steady Rain, Angels in America, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Thom Pain...based on nothing, Homebody/Kabul, Cherry Docs, Batboy: The Musical, and The Last Five Years – all on professional area stages. Selected area directing work includes award-winning productions of The Waiting Room, Closer, Mrs. Warren's Profession and The Old Neighborhood, the Ohio Premiere of Pangs of the Messiah, and acclaimed productions of Blue Door, Speech & Debate, The New Century, The Rocky Horror Show, Pulp, and Blackbird. His 2007 production of Take Me Out was a runner-up for the Northern Ohio Live Award of Achievement. For BW, he directed the North American premiere of a new translation of Sophocles' Antigone by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, as well as The Crucible, Parade, Blood Wedding, and Titanic. He was a directing fellow under Kenny Leon at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, where he assisted with the Southeastern premiere of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson and the world premiere of Pearl Cleage's Flyin' West, and where he directed productions of La Ronde and The Imaginary Cuckold for the Alliance Theatre School. He has over two hundred on-camera and voice-over credits in local, national and international commercials and industrial films. Feature film credits include the HBO pictures release "Proximity," and Micar Productions' "The Sleep of Reason."