Robert Scott Smith

Assistant Professor, Co-Head of the Actor Training Program

Robert Scott Smith 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, NYC credits include Kreutzer Sonata (United Solo Festival), Keeping Ishmael (Workshop); Pericles (SLANT); SLC acting credits include Two Henrys (Play By Play) and The Crucible (PTC); Saturday’s Voyeur, 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); A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Town (The Grand Theatre); and Ice Front (World Premiere), Kreutzer Sonata (World Premiere) and Bash (Plan-B). Film credits include JewtahWildlife (Official Selection Cannes Métrage Selection 2015) Blessing, and Animae.

Robert Scott is also Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory. As a creative laboratory, FBTL pursues ongoing research and experimentation in source material, process, and performance and quest for ever greater expressivity in our use of movement, text, sound, technology and design. Projects include an original work created in collaboration with Ririe-Woodbury and Flying Bobcat, Live Creature and Ethereal Things a dance performance inspired by The Red Fred Project. Other recent collaborations include; the 2018 world premiere of Jump (a co-production with Plan-B in partnership with The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists); in 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.

Directing credits include credits include June 2019 The View Upstairs by Max Vernon with Good Company; Big Love by Charles Mee with the U of U Department of Theatre; SLAC’s New Play Sounding Series reading of Reykjavik by Steve Yockey; PLAN-B Script-in-Hand series reading of Quarter Horse by Rob Tennant; and in April 2016, 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.

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