Krista Scott

Associate Professor
Theatre
ELH 214

krista.scott@tcu.edu | 817-257-5873

Education

MFA, Acting, University of Minnesota
BFA, Theatre, Emporia State University
Certified Instructor of Fitzmaurice Voicework

Courses Taught

Voice & Speech I, II, & III
Dialects for the Stage
Acting Shakespeare
Acting IV: Performance Styles
Acting I

Areas of Focus

Voice & Speech, Dialects, Fitzmaurice Voicework, Acting in Period Styles, Acting Shakespeare, Directing.

Krista Scott is a certified Fitzmaurice Voicework instructor and an associate professor of voice, speech and acting. She served as the voice/text director for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2008, 2009 and 2013 seasons as well as Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s 2010 and 2011 seasons, and has also coached voices/dialects for the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., Shakespeare Dallas (where she has also conducted weekend intensive workshops, Dallas Theatre Center, Casa Mañana, Circle Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Kitchen Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and various universities in NY and PA. She is an associate editor for the International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA) website, and is a former a board member and treasurer of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.

Plays she has directed include the local professional productions of The Heir Apparent at Stage West (co-production with Theatre TCU); Rasheeda Speaking, Funnyman, I and You, Venus in Fur and Exit, Pursued by a Bear at Circle Theatre; I’ll Eat You Last and Mr. & Mrs. Fitch at Amphibian Productions; the Shakespeare Dallas production of The King’s Face (2016 Out-of-the-Loop Fringe Festival), as well as the staged readings of Macbeth and Coriolanus for the Shakespeare Dallas “Complete Works Series.” Other professional productions directed include The Unfortunates at Kitchen Theatre (NY) as well as Two Rooms, The Heidi Chronicles, Steel Magnolias, and A Christmas Carol (MN). University and community productions directed include the Theatre TCU productions of Buried Child, Fiddler on the Roof, The Importance of Being Earnest, Three Sisters, Measure for Measure, How I Learned to Drive, The Beaux’ Stratagem, The Crucible, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane, as well as The Bacchae, Kiss Me, Kate, The Glass Menagerie, Dancing at Lughnasa, Good Night, Desdemona (Good Morning, Juliet), The Waiting Room, The Laramie Project, and The Runner Stumbles.  

Among her favorite professional acting roles are Ima in the 2020 internet streamed production of The Immigrant (Theatre Three), Vivian Bearing in Wit (2014 Column Award: Best Actress in a Play), and Dottie in Noises Off, (Theatre Arlington), Bertha in Boeing, Boeing! and Cindy in Luna Gale (Circle Theatre), Kim in First Day of School (Amphibian Productions), Inspector Goring in The Game’s Afoot (Water Tower Theatre), the titular role in Hedda Gabler (performed in Cairo, Egypt), Barb in Swimming in the Shallows (Kitchen Theatre) and Rachel in Reckless at The New Tradition Theatre in St. Cloud, MN, which she founded with her husband, Brian Martinson. There, her musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol was produced annually for ten years, as well as for six consecutive years at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Chicago. Other playwriting credits include Jack & the Beanstalk and The Consecourse, which toured elementary and middle schools respectively throughout Minnesota. She has previously been an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, Ithaca College, the University of Mississippi, and the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Playwriting:

WILDE WOMEN (Solo performance piece, copyright 2016).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens (Musical adaptation for a cast of 5, copyright 2020).

Directing:

Circle Theatre, Fort Worth: RASHEEDA SPEAKING, FUNNYMAN, I AND YOU, VENUS IN FUR, EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR.

Amphibian Stage, Fort Worth: I’LL EAT YOU LAST, MR. & MRS. FITCH.

Stage West, Fort Worth: THE HEIR APPARENT.

Shakespeare Dallas: THE KING’S FACE; MACBETH and CORIOLANUS (staged readings).

Voice/Dialect Coaching:

Theatre Three: THE IMMIGRANT, ONCE, CINCHED.

Shakespeare Dallas: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, D.C.): MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

Illinois Shakespeare Festival: Voice & Text Director 2008, 2009, 2013 Seasons

Trinity Shakespeare Festival: Voice & Text Coach 2010 Season

 

Professional Acting:

Dallas Theater Center: PIPELINE (postponed due to COVID19).

(Local )  Theatre Three: THE IMMIGRANT

Amphibian Stage: KING LIZ, FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, ALL THIS INTIMACY

Circle Theatre: LUNA GALE, BOEING, BOEING!

Theatre Arlington: WIT (2014 Column Award, Best Actress), NOISES OFF

 

Publications: Voice and Speech Review: Book reviews in numerous volumes, 2001-2019.

Column Awards: Best Actress: WIT, 2013 FW Star Telegram Best Plays: 2016: #2 FUNNYMAN; 2013 WIT

Certified Instructor: Fitzmaurice Voicework, 2000-present.

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers: associate member.

Voice and Speech Trainers Association: member (1997 – present).

Actors’ Equity Association Membership Candidate.

VASTA board member 2009-2015; treasurer 2006-2009.

Presentation workshops conducted each semester for Brite Divinity School Homiletics and Sermon classes.

Staged Reading for Amphibian Stage Productions.

Teacher for Summer Stage teen acting classes at Dallas Theater Center, 2015.

Shakespeare Dallas Weekend Intensive Workshop, November 2019.

Workshop Presenter and Planning Committee for the 2020 Shakespeare Theatre Association International Conference.