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Scott McCrea

Lecturer in Acting

Scott McCrea is a playwright and producer. As an actor, he has appeared in New York off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, on radio, on television and in commercials. His plays Past Grand Knight, Aunt Melodious, Standish and Priscilla, Dying Backwards, St. John’s Wood,Half-Life, In the Olive Jar, American Insect, Her Eyes, Clinic, Erosion, Shapes of Men, Safe House, Ripperland (aka Factory for Murderers), and Gogol’s Nose: A True Story have been presented by such theatres as the McCarter in Princeton, N.J.; Theatre Virginia in Richmond; Parenthesis Theatre Company in Atlanta; Freehold Theatre Lab in Seattle; American Renegade, Moving Arts and the Road Theatre in Los Angeles; Cape Cod Rep and Happy Medium in Massachusetts; Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo; Inverse Theater, Polaris North, Love Creek, the Barrow Group Theatre, Stuart Steele Productions and TSP Productions in New York City, as well as several colleges and universities.

More About Me

His translation of Moliere’s Scapin and his adaptations of three one-acts by Chekhov premiered at the Times Square Arts Center. His translation of Regnard’s Le Joueur (The Playboy of Paris) was developed by Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. Four of his screenplays have been optioned. He has also written for television. Short plays of his have appeared in anthologies published by Applause Books, and Smith and Kraus. His fiction, scholarly articles, and poetry have appeared in various publications. He is the author of The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question.

Publications

Books

The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question (Praeger, 2005)
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