Robert Scott Smith

Assistant Professor

PAB 210 robertscott.smith@utah.edu


Scott is a professional actor who received his MFA from the prestigious Old Globe Theatre Actor Training Program at the University of San Diego and his BFA from the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah.

As a professional actor, his NYC credits include Keeping Ishmael (Workshop);  Pericles (SLANT); and the co-development of Roger Benington’s new work, Mormon Bird Play. SLC acting credits include Two Henrys and Crucible (PTC); Shhh! Burlesque, Pains of Youth, and Santaland Diaries (Tooth and Nail Theatre); Climbing With Tigers, Rapture Blister Burn, Good People, CHARM (World Premiere), Swimming in the Shallows, Six Years, Big Love, BATBOY: The Musical, and Gross Indecency (Salt Lake Acting Company); OUR TOWN (The Grand Theatre); Mockingbird (Pygmalion); and Kreutzer Sonata (World Premiere) and BASH (Plan-B). Film and TV credits: Wildlife (Official Selection Cannes Métrage Selection 2015) Blessing, Animae, Guiding Light. Print: The Unfortunate Moment of Misunderstanding (Jim Fiscus).

Scott is also Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory. Flying Bobcat is a theatrical laboratory dedicated to exploring the possibilities of storytelling in performance through language, movement, technology, and design. Recent collaborations include; In March 2016 the World Premiere of Climbing With Tigers, adapted for the stage by Troy Deutsch, based on the book by Nathan Glad and Dallas Graham Produced by Salt Lake Acting Company in collaboration with Flying Bobcat and Red Fred Project. Climbing was a new devised work involving animation and live action and was featured in American Theatre Magazine May 2016. In September 2014 Flying Bobcat collaborated with the SLC Men’s Choir to create LOST IN THE WOODS a theatrical concert at The Masonic Temple. In May 2015, collaborated with choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen, NOW-ID and NYC Playwright Troy Deutsch to create FEAST a site-specific performance at The Great Saltair. As former Creative Director at The Leonardo Museum in SLC he created the POPUP@LEO program; a fusion of science, technology and art which featured three new devised theatrical productions. SENSES 5, LOVE, and MIND OVER MATTER.

In April 2016, Scott directed a sold out run of an All-Female Production of HAMLET in conjunction with the University of Utah Department of Theatre featuring actors from the Actor Training Program and Musical Theatre Program.