Scott Kaiser

Director, Playwright, Author,

Master Teacher

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Photo by Jenny Graham


Scott Kaiser is a nationally recognized master teacher of acting and voice, as well as a director, playwright, and author. For 28 seasons, Scott served as a member of the artistic staff at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, where he directed, adapted, coached, or performed in all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays. 


Scott is the author of more than a dozen books on Shakespeare, including Have Shakespeare, Will Travel; The Tao of Shakespeare; Shakespeare’s Wordcraft; and Mastering Shakespeare. He has also penned several original plays, including Falstaff in Love, Love’s Labor’s Won, Now This, Splittin’ the Raft, and Shakespeare’s Other Women: A New Anthology of Monologues


Scott has directed at numerous theatre training programs around the country, including Carnegie-Mellon University, The University of Washington, Duke University, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, the University of Oregon, and Southern Oregon University.


Scott holds an ADVS from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, an MFA from the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program in Seattle, and a BA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


Photo by Lauren Ballard



Original Plays

Adaptations for the Classroom

Other Shakespearean Adaptations



A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
University of Washington 
Love's Labor's Won
By Scott Kaiser
Carnegie-Mellon University
Shakespeare's Other Women
by Scott Kaiser
Southern Oregon University

Photos by Kim Budd

Hay Fever
by Noel Coward
Southern Oregon University

Photos by Kim Budd

Henry the Sixth, Part One: 
Talbot & Joan 
Adapted by Scott Kaiser
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Photos by Jenny Graham and Andree Lanthier

Henry the Sixth, Parts One and Two: Henry & Margaret
Adapted by Scott Kaiser
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Photos by Jenny Graham and T. Charles Erickson

Three Sisters
by Anton Chekhov
Southern Oregon University

                                  Photos by Brian Prechtel

Photos by Chuck Barry

Awake and Sing!
by Clifford Odets
Santa Clara University