Professional actor, writer, director to teach basic acting

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Cornell College is welcoming back professional actor, writer, and director Scott Bradley to teach two sections of Basic Acting.  

Scott Bradley
Scott Bradley (Photo Credit – Joe Mazza)

Bradley brings with him a depth of experience and a list of credits that include work with Public Theatre, New Works Project, Next Stage Theater, About Face Theatre, Metro Chicago, The Hypocrites, Walkabout Theatre Company, Washington Shakespeare Company, Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, and Open Circle Theater.

Leaning into virtual teaching and learning, Bradley will include both scripted and student-written solo performance with a focus on “empowering the artist to tell their own story,” said Bradley. “I’m interested in how [the students] are able to transfer these skills to every other aspect of their work and life.”  

This is not Bradley’s first time around Cornell’s block plan. In past years he has served the college by teaching courses in playwriting and was the director of the 2019 production of “Marry Me a Little.”

 “This is what the block plan can do,” said Department Chair Janeve West. “Our students have the opportunity to work with incredible professionals and make lifelong connections. Scott is a boon for the department.”  

Bradley is a 2019 Iowa Arts Fellow, an Artistic Associate of About Face Theatre, an alumnus of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and a member of Dramatists Guild, Actors’ Equity Association, and Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.