Joshua Scott, MFA

Assistant Professor, Theatre
Unit: Theatre, College of Communication and Fine Arts
Location: Tigerville

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” –Andy Dufresne, 'Shawshank Redemption'
  • Teaching & Education


    • 2012-2015
      Master of Fine Arts
      Regent University
    • 2008-2012
      Master of Education
      Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • 1995-1999
      Bachelor of Science
      Appalachian State University

    Teaching Experience:

    • 2019-2021
      Asst. Professor of Theatre
      East Texas Baptist University
    • 2015-2019
      Artistic Director/CEO
      Christian Youth Theatre San Antonio
    • 2015-2016
      Adjunct Instructor
      Palo Alto College
    • 2000-2012
      Theatre Education Director
      Hibriten High School, Caldwell County Schools – North Carolina
  • Professional Experience


    The Addams Family; Fame; Legally Blonde; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Wait Until Dark; Annie; Willy Wonka; Godspell; Little Women; Bye Bye Birdie; Seussical the Musical; Kids Say the Darndest Things; The Ransom of Red Chief; Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus; Greater Tuna; A Tuna Christmas; Shrek; Pinocchio; Pillow Talk; Arabian Nights; Peter Pan; Wizard of Oz; Big River; Annie; Honk; Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet; The Tempest; The Last Night of Ballyhoo; Driving Miss Daisy; Arsenic and Old Lace; J.B.; And Then There Were None; Our Town; Moon Over Buffalo; The Three Musketeers; Cinderella Waltz; The Matchmaker; The Diviners; Twain by the Tale; You Can’t Take it with You; The Liar; Christmas Belles; Bull in a China Shop; Tuna Fish Eulogy; Up the Down Staircase, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Stage Management

    Forever Plaid; Pump Boys and Dinettes; Barefoot in the Park; The Drowsy Chaperone; Fiddler on the Roof; Shrek; Elf the Musical


    Ah, Wilderness (Nat Miller); The Diviners (C.C. Showers); Macbeth (King Duncan); Bus Stop (Virgil Blessing); Joyful Noise (John C. Smith); Additional Particulars (Warren Grippo); Hamlet (Horatio); Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit); The Matchmaker (Cornelius Hackl); Arcadia (Captain Brice); Peter Pan (Mr. Darling)

  • Selected Publications


    • “Making the Cut – Monologues & Scene Work in the Audition Process” at Christian Youth Theatre Expo, San Diego


    • “The Significance of the Patriarch in Eugene O’Neill’s Plays: An Account of the Preparation and Performance of Nat Miller in Ah, Wilderness!” ProQuest


    • “A Practical Aesthetics Approach: Conquering the Monologue at H.O.P.E. Theatre, Virginia Beach


    • “Bridging the Gap to Our Community – Creating a School for the Arts” at Alabaster Box Children’s Theatre, Virginia Beach


    • “Interviewing Skills for the Real World”
    • Developed curriculum guidelines for 11th -12th Grade English classes at Caldwell County Schools, North Carolina


    • “What is S.A.F.E. (Students Assisting Fire Educators)” at the North Carolina Firefighter’s State Convention – Raleigh, NC


    • “Students Assisting Fire Educators: Theatrical Insight & Overview” at the NW Regional North Carolina Firefighter’s Convention, Asheville, NC


    • “Theatre-in-Education in a Multi-School Production: The T.I.E. that Binds” at North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators
  • Selected Awards Received
    • 2005-06 & 2009-10 Hibriten High School Teacher of the Year
    • 2009-10 Caldwell County, NC Educator of the Year
  • My Network
    • Directing (Michael Disher, Dr. Michael Kirkland)
    • Practical Aesthetics/Hagen (Mark Paladini)
    • Alexander Technique (Teresa Lee)
    • Meisner (Scott Hayes, John Gulley)
    • Linklater/Lugering (Eric Harrell)
    • Stanislavsky (Ed Pilkenton)
    • Creative Drama (Rachel Briley)
    • Shakespeare (Stephen Boss, Ryan Clemens)
    • ETC Ion Console Programming (John Wolf)
    • Dialects (Ailish Riggs Dermody – Standard American, Received Pronunciation, Southern)
    • Stage Combat (Dr. Michael Kirkland, Dr. Frank Mohler)
    • Diverse Learners (Dr. Jewel Cooper)
    • Literacy in Content (Dr. Amy Vetter)
  • My Story

    Joshua Scott taught theatre for twelve years in the Caldwell County North Carolina public school system beginning in 2000. Josh earned his Master of Fine Arts in acting degree at Regent University, a Master of Education in theatre from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and his Bachelor of Science in theatre education at Appalachian State University. He has been blessed with opportunities to act in New York and San Antonio, direct in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, and stage-manage in Virginia Beach – all at the professional level. Before his journey led him to NGU, Josh taught theatre at Palo Alto College, East Texas Baptist University, and served as the artistic director of the educational non-profit, Christian Youth Theatre San Antonio.

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