Scott Zigler

Scott Zigler is a founding member and past Artistic Director of Atlantic. Directorial credits at Atlantic include Moira Buffini’s Sold in 10 X 25, Tom Donaghy’s adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, Shakespeare’s As You Like It, The Woods by David Mamet, Suburban News by company member Bill Wrubel (World Premiere), and David Ives’ Sure Thing. Atlantic acting credits include Something About Baseball by Quincy Long, Warren Leight’s Name Those Names, and Three Sisters adapted by David Mamet and directed by William H. Macy. Scott has also been teaching at the Atlantic Acting School for longer than most of its students have been alive. Other directing credits include the World Premiere of David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood at the American Repertory Theatre and on Broadway, Mamet’s playsRace(Philadelphia Theatre Company), Oleanna (National Tour, Actors Theatre of Louisville), Romance(American Repertory Theatre), Glengarry Glen Ross(The McCarter Theatre), The Cryptogram (Steppenwolf Theatre Co., The Alley Theatre), Jon Robin Baitz’ A Fair Country (Steppenwolf), Rebecca Gilman’s Spinning into Butter (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), and as resident director at the American Repertory Theatre Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Innishman, Adam Rapp’s Animals and Plants (World Premiere) and Absolution by Robert William Sherwood. At ART, Scott is Director of the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, a graduate training program run in collaboration with the Moscow Art Theatre School. At the Institute Scott directed the world premiere of Ellen McLaughlin’s Ajax in Iraq, among many others. Scott has taught at numerous institutions nationally and internationally and is a co-author of the widely used acting text A Practical Handbook for the Actor.