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 Edmiston


Scott EdmistonScott 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. Previously, Scott was artistic associate of the Huntington Theatre Company and an assistant professor in the School of Theatre at Boston University where he chaired the M.F.A. Directing Program. He has also taught at Brown University and University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include modern drama, Eugene O’Neill, and Tennessee Williams. His essay “Acting Misbegotten” can be found in “Critical Insights into Eugene O’Neill” (Salem Press, 2012).

An award-winning theater and opera director, Scott has directed more than 60 productions across Greater Boston. Highlights include: Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The History Boys, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, My Name is Asher Lev, Trouble in Tahiti, The Light in the Piazza, Private Lives 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. Current projects include the Boston premiere of the 2102 Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful and Tony Kushner’s Brundibar.

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 StageSource Theatre Hero Award for “vision, leadership, and inspiration” to Boston’s cultural community; the Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence in Theatre (2011); and a Distinguished Alumni Award from Penn State University (2012).


Ingrid Schorr
Associate Director

IngridIngrid 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. 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 from the University of Georgia's Henry Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications and a master's degree in arts in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.