Arts Administrators in Higher Education
The Office of the Arts is proud to be part of Arts Administrators in Higher Education, a nationwide association of college and university professionals whose primary focus is to develop and facilitate opportunities for students to create and engage with the arts.
Meet the Staff
Scott founded the Office of the Arts in 2003 following more than 25 years of experience as an artist, educator, administrator, and arts advocate at universities and nonprofit organizations throughout the northeast. He also teaches dramatic literature in the Brandeis Department of Theater Arts.
Previously, Scott was artistic associate of the Huntington Theatre Company and an associate professor in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University where he chaired the MFA Directing Program. He recently served as guest faculty at Brown University. His areas of expertise include modern drama, Eugene O’Neill, and Tennessee Williams. His chapter “Acting Misbegotten” will be published in a new book, Critical Insights into Eugene O’Neill, in 2012.
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 opera Nixon 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.
Ingrid joined the Office of the Arts in fall 2006. From 1999 to 2006, she coordinated Arts First, Harvard University's annual celebration of the arts, and she has worked with many Boston-area arts and education organizations.
Ingrid has taught English literature, creative writing and drama at the Commonwealth School in Boston and at Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, as well as the Putney School (Vermont) Summer Program and St. Paul's School (New Hampshire) Advanced Studies Program. Since 2002 she has mentored young teachers at Breakthrough Cambridge, a year-round academic enrichment program that creates paths to college for middle school students with high potential but limited opportunities.
She has studied and performed with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Mass., and at other local companies, and has produced and directed many "fringe" theater and dance productions. As a writer and editor, Ingrid has contributed to many national publications; in 2002 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, which honors small-press writers. She is a regular contributor to the culture blog HiLoBrow, which Time magazine named one of the best 25 blogs of 2010.
She has an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Georgia's Henry Grady School and a master's degree in arts in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.