Dr. Scott T. Cummings
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Theatre
Courses: Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Process, Playwriting I and II, Modern Theatre and Drama, Contemporary TheatreAfter graduating with a BA from the University of Michigan’s Residential College, Scott went on to receive an MFA in Playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA and DFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama. Prior to joining the Boston College faculty, he held teaching positions at Carnegie Mellon, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pittsburgh.
His research and scholarly interests focus on contemporary American and Irish theater. He is currently at work on a book about playwright Maria Irene Fornes. His book Remaking American Theater: Charles Mee, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company was published in 2006 by Cambridge University Press. Scott is also active as an arts journalist and theater critic; his feature articles and reviews have appeared in American Theatre, the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Globe, and other publications.
At BC, Scott teaches courses in dramatic literature and playwriting and directs one Mainstage production per year. In 2008, he directed an original, collaboratively created play titled Ashley's Purpose. Other recent productions include Marie Irene Fornes’s Abingdon Square, the world premiere of Charles Mee’s A Summer Evening in Des Moines, and an evening of original one-act plays by Boston College student playwrights.