© 2019 Scott Kaiser

Muse of Fire Books

Ashland, OR 97520

Scott Kaiser

Director, Playwright, Author,

Master Teacher

Photo by Jenny Graham

Biography

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 four books on Shakespeare: Have Shakespeare, Will Travel; The Tao of Shakespeare; Shakespeare’s Wordcraft; and Mastering Shakespeare. He has also penned several other 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

 
 

Books

Original Plays

Adaptations for the Classroom

Other Shakespearean Adaptations

 

Directing

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