Virginia Scott specializes in developing, devising, and staging collaboratively created and physically oriented pieces for the theatre and the training of actors for this pursuit. Her work has been seen in New York at UCB, The Irish Repertory Theatre, Ars Nova, 59E59, The Barrow Group Theatre, Chasama’s Palace of Variety, The New York Fringe, Festival and the International Clown Festival; regionally at The US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, The Theatre at Monmouth in Maine, The Comedy Central Theatre in Los Angeles, UCB LA in Los Angeles; and internationally at The Guilded Balloon in Edinburgh, The Centaur Theatre in Montreal, the Grahamstown International Festival in South Africa, and festivals throughout Canada.
As a director Virginia is known for her fast-paced, comic, and visually exciting style. As a deviser and developer she created a successful consulting business helping performer/creators to clearly structure and creatively serve their artistic proposals with integrity. And as a teacher she draws heavily on her training in European Clown technique to inspire invention, physical investment, and emotional honesty in her students. Virginia has taught Clown in New York at the Actor’s Center, the Michael Howard Studios, CAP 21, and the Glass Contraption Clown Theatre Company. She also directed the NYC Clown Lab - the first training environment in New York designed to bring together clowns of different backgrounds for exchange, experimentation, material development, and training.
Virginia works closely with renowned clown master and director Christopher Bayes (Head of Physical Acting at Yale School of Drama). She is one of only three teachers certified to teach his clown technique and was named the first faculty member of Bayes' Funny School of Good Acting. She is working on a book with Bayes which will detail his approach to clown.