CURRENT & RECENT PROJECTS:
June 20-23, 2019- "INTO THE WOODS SR. "- Scott directed a 60 mins. version of Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine’s classic musical INTO THE WOODS, with senior actors, a pilot production for Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and Music Theater International (MTI), the company behind the innovative Broadway Jr. condensed versions of musicals for middle schools done around the country, and world. This was a test to see how the material will work with older actors. It was a terrific experience- Sondheim and Lapine even visited us at a rehearsal; here’s a NY Times article about the show:
Apr. 2019- “THE BOOK OF RUTH”- short film with Tovah Feldshuh- Scott completed shooting the short film, “The Book Of Ruth”, starring Tovah Feldshuh, written by and featuring Chen Drachman, directed by Becca Roth. Scott plays the father of a young woman who discovers her grandmother has a secret past. Scott also appeared on Broadway with Tovah Feldshuh in “Irena’s Vow”.
Spring-Summer 2019- VOICEOVER WORK- Scott has booked several recent voice-over projects, including commercials for Syneos Health Network; “Sister President”, a clever comedy Web Series from Los Angeles; Attune Agriculture; and a number of fun character voices for Maryland Dpt. of Natural Resources in an animation about the dangers of plastic pollution created by excellent young animator Phil Powers. Here is a link to this animation: https://vimeo.com/328740954
Spring 2019- Feature Film- "DICKIE K" - Scott completed shooting a strong role in the new independent feature film Dickie K., written and directed by Matthew Koffler. Based on the true story of the director’s father’s struggles with drug addiction, Scott plays Sol, lead Dickie’s father, who appears in a series of flashbacks.
Feb. 12, 2019- "ALLIGATOR" @ Urban Stages- Scott performed in a staged reading of a very provocative new play at Urban Stages, 259 W. 30 St.,Tues. Feb. 12 @ 7 PM. ALLIGATOR, by Dan McCormick, directed by Mary Fassino. Scott appeared with Robert Mobley and Michelle Best in a story of a man who is accused of being a wild animal and the mob mentality grows. ALLIGATOR is funny, weird, unsettling and really contemporary; the play, cast and direction excellent.
Ongoing- THEATER REVIEWS: Scott continues to write theater reviews and essays for the excellent on-line arts journal Escape Into Life. Here are the three latest: Broadway's King Lear, The Waverly Gallery & King Kong.
Oct. 2018- OBSERVANCE- NY Int'l Fringe Festival- Scott appeared in the new play OBSERVANCE, by Elyssa Nicole Trust, directed by Susannah Wolk, in the NY International Fringe festival. This is the excellent play previously known as BT: MASTER OF RETURN, about a young secular woman who discovers her Jewish identity. Scott played her father. Performances: Sat. 10/13 @ 2:15; Sun. Oct. 14 @ 12:30; Mon. 10/15 @ 7:00; Thurs. 10/18 @ 7:00; Sun. 10/21 @ 9:15. Tickets: www.observancetheplay.com/performances
Oct. 2018, ONE MOMENT- Scott directed two readings of the provocative new play ONE MOMENT, by Broadway producer James Fuld, Jr. James Fuld is the producer of numerous Broadway shows including GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS and the Tony Award-winning THE PAJAMA GAME, starring Kelli O’Hara. ONE MOMENT was presented as part of Emerging Artists New Work Series, Thurs. Oct. 25 and Fri. Oct. 26 @ 7 PM. It’s the story of a successful lawyer whose one-night extra-marital affair upends his life.
Fall 2018- Spring 2019- THE COMMON AREA @ The Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit- Scott is developing a full length play he has written, THE COMMON AREA, as part of the Actors Studio Playwrights/ Directors Unit (PDW). Scott is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio and a new member of the PDW. THE COMMON AREA is about a mysterious death at a NYC residence for seniors. He is also acting in several other plays under development in the PDW.
Sept, 2018- CITIZEN WONG @ Pan Asian Rep- Scott appeared in staged readings of the new play CITIZEN WONG, by Richard Chang, directed by Ernest Abuba, for Pan Asian Rep. Fri. Sept. 21@ 6 PM @ MOCA, Museum Of Chinese in America, and Sun. Sept. 23 @ 2 PM, @ Flushing Town Hall. CITIZEN WONG is about the first Chinese-American activist Wong Chin Foo, played by Whit K. Lee; Scott played Sen. Leigh Stanford.
Summer, 2018- Winter 2019- WEB SERIES- Scott shot the new Web Series “Killer Crew”, a funny dark comedy about a group of students who kill their teacher- Scott plays the teacher. Directed by Matt Borrello.
Sept. 2018- Peter Brook essay- Escape Into Life- Scott wrote an assessment of famed director Peter Brook's book THE EMPTY SPACE fifty years after its publication-
WATCH VIDEO above : Onion News Network: "Gorilla Mortality"- Scott plays a scientist in this dark, funny, popular video. 2.5 mins.
Has received over 3 million hits on YouTube!
2018-9 VOICE OVER DEMO: Scott has recorded
his first VOICE OVER Demo.
You can listen above: runs 1:30 mins.
Summer '18- BT: MASTER OF RETURN- Scott appeared in this strong new play about how a young woman's religious awakening causes family conflict. Three performances this summer at The Planet Connections festival; it will again be presented in Oct at the new Fringe Festival. Here's info:
BT: Master Of Return
By Elyssa Nicole Trust
Directed by Susanna Wolk
@ Planet Connections
Teatro LATEA @ The Clemente
107 Suffolk St.
Thurs. June 28, 2018- NIGHT SHADOWS- Scott directed the staged reading of Lynda Crawford’s play NIGHT SHADOWS, part of the TRANSGRESSIONS festival at HB Playwrights Theatre. It’s the compelling story of famed Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and her challenges during the Stalinist period. Here’s the official description:
“Russian poet Anna Akhmatova is keeping her promise to tell of the “true twentieth century”—of lives disrupted, her poetry banned, and so many loved ones lost under Stalin’s brutal regime.”
Excellent play and cast. Running time approx.. 70 mins.
NIGHT SHADOWS, by Lynda Crawford
Thurs. June 28 @ 7 PM.
HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank St.
Mar. 12, 2018- I FORGOT TO WORRY-Scott directed and acted in a staged reading of this new 45 mins. one-act by Lawrence Paone. It's funny and meaningful. Here's the info:
I FORGOT TO WORRY
A Staged Reading of a Play
By Lawrence Paone
Directed by Scott Klavan
Cast: Emily Erickson, Matt Holbert, James Jones, Scott Klavan, Jessica Ruffus, Joseph Sexton
Part of Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series
Mon. Mar. 12 @ 7 PM- @ Tada! 15 W. 28 St. 2nd flr. Tickets: $10 - Reserve or buy in cash at the door.
Dec. 2017- ESSAY ON CENSORSHIP- Scott continues to write about the arts for the web journal ESCAPE INTO LIFE. Here's a personal essay on the current scandals and censorship.
NIGHT SHADOWS- Thurs. Oct. 19 2017 @ 7 PM.
Scott is directing a staged reading of the new play NIGHT SHADOWS, by Lynda Crawford, Thurs. Oct. 19 @ 7PM, part of Emerging Artists Theater’s (EAT) New Work Series. @ Tada! Theater, 15 W. 28th St. 2nd Flr. It’s based on the true story of famed Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and her struggles during the Stalinist period. Excellent play and cast: Matthew Digeratu, Walter L. Krochmal, David Lanson, Dana Pelevine, Rivka Rivera, Mardi Sykes.
OFF LINE- Thurs. Oct. 5, 2017 @ 7 PM- Scott is the co-author, with Del Fidanque, will direct and act in a staged reading of this new comedy- part of Emerging Artists New Work Series- @Tada! theater 15 W. 28 St. 2nd Flr. - Featuring: Serena Berman, Susan Barrett, Matthew Corry, Jamie Heinlein, Scott Klavan
$10- Ticket Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3085907
Summer 2017- Students in Shakespeare In The Park- Four of Scott's senior acting students were cast in The Public Theater's production of the Shakespeare comedy- Min Borack, Patricia Lewis, Judith Wagner, & Warren Wysse- the play starred Annaleigh Ashford & Danny Burstein.
ESCAPE INTO LIFE -Scott continues to write reviews and essays about theater and the arts for this excellent on-line arts journal. Here are links to the latest: a review of Oslo, at Lincoln Center:
ONE MOMENT- Nov. 17, 2016. Scott directed a reading of James Fuld, Jr.’s new play ONE MOMENT. Jim Fuld is a prolific Broadway producer; he has been producer or co-producer of plays including David Mamet's RACE, the revival of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, and the Tony award winning revival of THE PAJAMA GAME, w/Kelli O’Hara. The reading of ONE MOMENT, presented at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Studios, was the first public presentation of the play and featured Broadway veteran Jonathan Hogan in the lead role of Stephen.
CANADA GEESE- FRINGE FESTIVAL 2016- The solo play CANADA GEESE, written by George Klas, which Scott directs and appears in, is a part of the current 2016 NY International Fringe Festival. It's about a writer who becomes homeless. It's funny and touching and runs 60 mins
And here's a nice review:
ARTICLE ABOUT SCOTT: Scott was profiled positively in the Queens Ledger newspaper. Here's the link:
June, 2016- Scott has written and is directing the short one-act play Last Phone Call as part of STORIES, a festival of dark comedies, at the PIT Loft, 154 W. 29th St. Performances are Sat. June 4 @ 7:30 PM; Sun. June 5 @ 9:00 PM; Tues. June 9 @ 9:00 PM. Tickets only $5. Link below. Reserved tickets required. Go to:
Mar. 2016- Theater Reviews- Escape Into Life- Scott continues to write theater reviews for this
acclaimed on-line arts journal. Most recent review: The Humans - Broadway. Go to:
Feb.– Apr. 2016- The Actors Studio- Scott has been acting in scenes from Israel Horowitz’s play My Old Lady, also featuring Andrea Leigh & Mary Anisi, at The Actors Studio, moderated by Estelle Parsons.
Fri. Oct. 16, 2015 @ 7 PM- NOW PINCH HITTING FOR JOE DIMAGGIO- Scott directs and acts in a staged reading of a new play, by Ralph David Goldberg, based on the true story of Eddie Gaedel, the only Little Person to bat in a Major League baseball game. Scott plays Bill Veeck, famed baseball owner and showman. Part of Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work series.
Tada! theater, 15 W. 28th St. 2nd Flr.
Thursday Oct. 22, 2015 at 6:00 and Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2:30- THE ADVENTURES OF ELLERY QUEEN- Scott plays the title role, famed 1940s detective
Ellery Queen, in a recreation of a vintage radio broadcast, performed by Gotham Radio Theatre. At Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center Library, 66th st. & Broadway. There will be sound effects, and a live orchestra playing Bernard Hermann's music.
Tickets: Free. But arrive early for seats.
July, 2015- SAYONARA- Scott played General Webster in the Off-Broadway NY premiere of Sayonara, a musical based on the James Michener book/Marlon Brando film. For Pan Asian Rep, directed by Tisa Chang, at the Clurman Theatre on Theater Row.
June 12, 2015- Scott directed and appeared in a one-man theater piece, "Canada Geese, written by George Klas, @ Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series, Fri. June 12 @ 7 PM, @ Tada! theater, 15 W. 28th St. 2nd Flr. It's the story of an ad man who becomes homeless. Running time: 40 mins. The piece was videotaped and is being expanded.
Jan. 2015- NOMINATION: Scott was nominated as OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR in a Web Series- Drama- at the LA WEB FEST, held Apr. 2015, for his role as Capt. Robert Ellicombe in the episode "A Soldier's Notes" in the new Web series "Small Miracles".
WATCH VIDEO: "Small Miracles"- Scott Klavan shot a featured role, alongside Judd Hirsch, in an episode of the new Web Series, based on the best-selling books (as seen on Oprah and other shows) . The series depicts true inspirational events. Scott appears in the episode "A Soldier's Notes", playing Civil War officer and father Capt. Robert Ellicombe; the segment dramatizes the origins of the famed war ode "Taps". Here's a link to watch the video at the "Small Miracles"
http://www.smallmiraclestv.com/a-soldiers-notes to view the episode.
Feb. 2015- "Sheila & Angelo"- Scott directed a series of staged readings of a new comedy, "Sheila & Angelo", by Nick Raio, produced by Creative Equilibrium/Marlene Thorn Taber. It's a warm, ribald comedy about modern senior adults, set at a retirement community in Florida. Three performances: Feb. 4, 11 & 18, with three different casts of theater/Broadway veterans! @ The Dramatists Guild, 1501 Broadway, NYC, 7th Flr.
Sept. 2014- Sayonara - Scott appeared in a workshop presentation of the musical version of the famed James Michener story and film, at Pan Asian Rep. He played General Webster in a touching and exciting performance that included songs and dances. Directed by Tisa Chang.
Pan Asian Rep will produce Sayonara, Off-Broadway, @ Theater Row, July 2015. Info at:
Nov. 2014 , My Stubborn Tongue @ United Solo
Festival- Scott Klavan directed this compelling one-woman show, written and performed by Anna Fishbeyn, - at the United Solo Festival, @ Theater Row, NYC. The play is the funny, touching and startling true story of a Russian immigrant's struggle to learn the English language and establish her identity as an American. The Huffington Post calls My Stubborn Tongue "An insightful, entertaining show. It's worth taking the journey."
The first United Solo Festival performance of My Stubborn Tongue, Tues. Oct. 28 @ 9PM, sold out. A second performance was added: Fri. Nov. 7 @ 9 PM. @ 410 W. 42nd St.
Go to: www.unitedsolo.org for info
Aug. 6-24, 2014-, My Stubborn Tongue, at the New Ohio Theater. Scott directed Anna Fishbeyn's solo show for a three-week run this summer, Off-Broadway.
July 17-20, 2014- Heartland Theatre, Bloomington, Il- Scott was the Visiting Playwright for this innovative theater company's one-act play festival- Scott chose the winner's of Heartland's One-Act Play Competition, lead a Master Class for the writers and gave a public talk about the current state of playwriting and theater.
Sept. 2014- Scott's talk at Heartland Theatre is published in the cultural on-line magazine Escape Into Life.
Go to: www.escapeintolife.com
Jan. 2014- ongoing- Escape Into Life- Scott is now writing theater reviews and essays for the innovative on-line arts journal, Escape Into Life, based in Chicago. Here's a link to one of his reviews, of the recent Broadway production of "Love Letters"
There are more of his essays posted on the site.
Mar. 2014- One Man Talking Festival-
Scott curated a one-man performance festival, as part of the New Work Series at Emerging Artists Theatre, running Mar. 10-Mar. 30, @ Tada! theater, 15 W. 28th St. 2nd Flr. Scott chose plays to be presented and led talk-back sessions with the audience. Scott also directed and performed in a new, one-man piece in the festival, "Canada Geese", written by George Klas, Sun. Mar. 30 @ 5PM. It's the story of a writer who becomes homeless.
Scott also directed a new one-woman piece in the fest, "My Stubborn Tongue", written and performed by Anna Fishbeyn, about a scholar's struggles with her Russian background.
Jan.- Feb. 2014 - "Searching For Frankie"-
Scott directed the short play in the well-known Strawberry Festival, now in its 25th year. "Searching For Frankie", by George Klas, is a clever comedy about a woman's obsession with a famous singer. Performances were at St. Clement's Theatre, 423 W. 46th st. The play reached the semi-finals of the festival.
Jan. 2014- "The Pod" -Scott played the lead, astronaut Eugene, in the imaginative and compelling science fiction short film, written and directed by Eric Pennycoff. "The Pod" was made an official selection of the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, Dec. 2013, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and was screened at Anthology Film Archives, in Manhattan, Jan. 2014.
Dec. 9, 2013- "A Child Is In The House"- Scott performed in a staged reading of his own full-length play, "A Child Is In The House", for Emerging Artists Theatre, Mon. Dec. 9, at Tada! theater, 15 W. 28th St. 2nd flr. The cast also featured Broadway veteran Laura Esterman, and was directed by Rasa Allan Kazlas. Here’s a description: “A Child Is In The House is a dark, irreverent comedy about a dysfunctional family of lawyers, an odd visitor, and a baby. Misplaced love, displaced priorities, and debased emotions.
All in 90 mins.”
Oct 12, 2013- Scott wrote and directed a staged reading of his one-act play, "Enclave", in Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series, at Tada!, 15 W. 28th St. 2nd Flr. "Enclave" is part of a new series of macabre short plays Scott has written. "Enclave" is the darkly humorous tale of a couple that has some odd experiences in what they thought was their idyllic neighborhood. It featured Wynne Anders and Michael Jay Henry.
Aug. 2013- Scott performed in "Strange Rain", a play in the NY International Fringe Festival. Scott played the mysterious figure Simon. "Strange Rain", written by Lynda Crawford, and directed by Simone Federman, won an Award for Playwriting Excellence at the Fringe. It is a gripping noir story about weather manipulation. It was performed at The Lynn Redgrave Theater. Go to the Fringe website- www.FRINGENYC.ORG. for more details.
Mar.- Apr. 2013- "Three Trees"- Scott performed in an Off-Broadway run as Diego, brother of the
e famed sculptor Alberto Giacometti, in Pan Asian Rep’s production of Three Trees, by Alvin Eng, directed by Ernest Abuba. Three Trees is based on the true story of Giacometti’s relationship with his model and muse, Japanese philosopher Isaku, which threatened his marriage and connection to his brother. With Jean-Pierre Stewart, Leah Cogan and MarcusHo.
Oct. 2012- Florida State University selected "Wolf Messing & The KGB " Scott's one-man play, as a text for its 2013 nationwide Speech & Debate competition. Scenes from the play will be read and the issues in the piece debated in the Solo Interpretation section. "Wolf Messing & The KGB" is based on the true story of a famed Russian psychic imprisoned by Stalin's KGB in 1940.
Scott's two-man play, "P.O." was chosen as a text for the 2012 Florida State's two-man Speech & Debate competition. The students won several tournaments using "P.O."; details below.
Aug. 2012- "Wolf Messing & The KGB"- an excerpt of a staged reading of this one-man play, written and performed by Scott Klavan, is available on Vimeo. Approx. 7 mins.
Here's the link:
or go to www.vimeo.com and put in: Scott Klavan
Mar. 2012- "Wolf Messing & The KGB"- the one-man play is made a Semi-finalist in the Dorothy Silver Playwrighting Competition, Ohio.
June, 2012- The text of Scott Klavan's play "P.O." is published and now available at IndieTheaterNow- the on-line library of plays. www.indietheaternow.com. This is a great new site, where you can read and buy plays for a (very) small fee. "P.O." is a provocative two-man play about workers being laid off at a contepmporary post office. Scott wrote and performed in "P.O" for the 2010 NY International Fringe Festival. More info below.
Mar. & Nov. 2012- “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”
Scott reprised his role as Dr. Watson in Gotham Radio Theatre’s productions of “Redheads & Bohemians”, an adaptation by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga of two Sherlock Holmes stories. The work is performed in the style of a classic radio play.
(The actors also portray 1940s actors cast in the radio show; Scott is "Smokey Adams".) Scott previously played Watson for Gotham in “The Hound of the Baskervilles”. A podcast of the performance is available at : www.gothamradiotheatre.com
PBS Docu-Drama- "From Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story"- Scott Klavan played the adult Peter Cooper and does narration in the first documentary about the legendary inventor and philanthropist, inventor of the steam engine, the I-Beam, and creator of Cooper-Union, the school of the arts and engineering, still at the forefront of higher education. Directed by Janet Gardner. 60 mins. "Mechanic to Millionaire" has played on PBS stations nationwide. Go to:
"P.O."- a play written by and featuring Scott Klavan- selected and performed in the 2010 NY International Fringe Festival. It tells the story of two veteran postal workers being bought out of their jobs by management. Directed by Ian Streicher, co-starring John Amedro.
In its review, NY Theatre.Com said: "P.O." is a fine play because for once (it seems), the work being done onstage is about something more than lost love, bad family relations, or a twenty something finding himself. With two characters on the back end of midlife, their concerns are grounded in being alive long enough to see the nation, its culture, and economy change entirely. No job, even a government one, is secure, being white doesn't guarantee as much as it once did, and technology is pushing us forward at a breakneck speed. Klavan, in focusing on this aspect of our modern life has given the New York theatre a really wonderful gift; one which I hope doesn't fade away with the Fringe.”
Sept. 2011- -"P.O" is chosen by Florida State University to be used as a text in its nationwide Speech & Debate competition. Scenes from the play will be read and the issues involved will be the focus of the debate.
Sept. 2012- Florida State students win two intercollegiate Speech And Debate tournaments using the text of "P.O.," including the tournament at the University of Alabama, one of the largest and most competitive tournaments in the Southeast and the nation; they also qualified for the performance at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament. Florida State also selected Scott’s one-man play Wolf Messing & The KGB for its solo debate competitions in 2013.
Feb.- Mar. 2012- "A Wind From The South"- The Actors Studio- Scott played Robert in scenes from this classic 1950s teleplay by James Costigan- at the famed actors workshop, for moderators including Estelle Parsons and Lee Grant. w/ Hannah Timmons. Scott is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio.
"Bad Luck"- A short film written by and featuring Scott Klavan. A self-centered, fading movie actor has a confrontation with a visually impaired man, the subject of his latest film. An Official Selection of the LA Shorts Fest. 20 mins. Directed by Emory Van Cleve; co-starring Peter Seymour. Now available on YouTube.
Feb.- June, 2011- "Rabbit Hole"- The Actors Studio- Scott played Howie in scenes from the acclaimed play by David Lindsay-Abaire, with Andrea Leigh, Moderators included Ellen Burstyn. Scott is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio.
"Double Murder"- a reading of this one-act play, a dark comedy about a longtime couple trying to kill each other, written by and featuring Scott Klavan, with Harriett Trangucci, was presented at The Nuyorican Cafe, as part of a celebration of the 2010 publication of Best American Short Plays of 2006-7, by Applause Books. "Double Murder" is included in this anthology, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other book sellers.
"Double Murder " was originally part of a series of one-acts, "The Double Murder Plays", selected and performed in the 2007 NY International Fringe Festival.
Oct. 2011- The complete "The Double Murder Plays" is published at IndieTheaterNow, a new on-line theatrical library. Go to http://www.indietheaternow.com.
2011-13 "Double Murder" is performed in cities including Boston, Madison, WI, Berkeley, CA, and Singapore (!)
Feb. 2011- "Kimber Road"- Scott directed a workshop of a new musical comedy-drama, about an intense rivalry between two syngagogues in the 1940s. Written by former cantor Harold Lerner. At the JCC in Manhattan.
May, 2011- "Wolf Messing & The KGB"- Scott Klavan performed his original monologue in Emerging Artists Theatre's One Man Talking festival. Based on the true story of a famed Russian psychic abducted by Joseph Stalin's KGB in the early days of World War II. The performance is available on video. 60 mins.
July, 2011- Blu-Ray edition- "The Hustler"- Scott Klavan is interviewed on this new DVD of the classic film, in a bonus feature entitled "Paul Newman at Fox". For many years, Scott was the Script Analyst and Consultant for the legendary actors Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward.