Scott Kanoff

Interim Chairperson Department of Theatre Arts

Hartmann Center 203
309-677-2659
skanoff@fsmail.bradley.edu

Biography

Scott Kanoff teaches directing, acting and producing. He joined the Bradley faculty in 2012-13, after eight years at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was principal instructor and mentor for the graduate directing program and also taught undergraduate directing and acting at all levels. A stage director and dramaturg, his long professional career includes positions as producing artistic director at the State Theatre Company in Austin, Texas, and resident director/director of new play development at the Cleveland Play House, where over nine seasons he helped to develop some fifty new plays for the American stage.  His productions a director include the recent Bradley stagings of Big Love and Eurydice; his own adaptation of Dostoevsky’s The Idiot; and a range of classic and contemporary works including Nickel and Dimed, Dinner With Frends, The Tempest, The Smell of the Kill, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Lips Together Teeth Apart, Tales of the Lost Formicans, and many more. He has produced numerous world premieres including the Kennedy Center Award-winning The Dinosaur Within, by John Walsh; Steven Tomlinson’s American Fiesta, winner of the Steinberg Award for new American plays; and three plays by the his longtime collaborator, the legendary Texas performer and writer, Jaston Williams: I’m Not Lying, Cowboy Noises and Camping with Gasoline. As an actor Mr. Kanoff appeared on tour, off-Broadway, and at some of America’s leading theatre companies, including the Hartford Stage, The Long Wharf, and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. He has received numerous awards for his directing and teaching, including multiple citations from the Austin Critics Table and Northern Ohio Live Magazine, and the 2012 University of Texas Award for Distinguished Teaching. . Mr. Kanoff received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.