Scott Edmiston

Scott Edmiston has over 25 years of experience as an artist, educator, administrator, and arts advocate at universities and nonprofit organizations throughout the northeast. An award-winning theatre and opera director, Scott has directed more than 50 productions across Greater Boston including a dozen premieres. Highlights include: The History Boys, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, My Name is Asher Lev, Trouble in Tahiti, The Light in the Piazza, Miss Witherspoon, Private Lives, Happy Days, and Betrayal. His direction of the first U.S. revival of the operaNixon in China was hailed as “musically deft and deeply touching” by The New York Times; and he received critical acclaim for conceiving and directing the Boston premiere of Five by Tenn, an original compilation of lost Tennessee Williams plays. 

Four of his productions have received the Elliot Norton Award as Outstanding Production or Musical, and he has received three Elliot Norton Awards and two IRNE Awards for his direction. He is the recipient of the 2005 StageSource Award for “vision, leadership, and inspiration” to Boston’s arts community.  In 2011, he received the Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence in Boston Theatre. He teaches dramatic literature in the Brandeis Department of Theater Arts.