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Jean Bruce Scott

 
Bio:
Jean Bruce Scott, founder and Producing Executive Director of Native Voices at the Autry, has spent over 25 years developing new plays, including more than 200 by Native American playwrights. For Native Voices, she has produced 26 plays (including 22 world premieres) in 39 productions, 24 New Play ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jean Bruce Scott, founder and Producing Executive Director of Native Voices at the Autry, has spent over 25 years developing new plays, including more than 200 by Native American playwrights. For Native Voices, she has produced 26 plays (including 22 world premieres) in 39 productions, 24 New Play ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Jean Bruce Scott Biography

Jean Bruce Scott, founder and Producing Executive Director of Native Voices at the Autry, has spent over 25 years developing new plays, including more than 200 by Native American playwrights. For Native Voices, she has produced 26 plays (including 22 world premieres) in 39 productions, 24 New Play Festivals, 8 Short Play Festivals, 15 Playwrights Retreats, numerous national and international tours, more than 230 workshops and over 275 play readings. She was co-creator of the Native Radio Theater Project, a collaboration between Native Voices and Native American Public Telecommunications which produced 15 radio plays and the Alaska Native Playwrights Project mentoring more than 28 Alaska Native playwrights. In 2014 Scott was instrumental in formalizing the Native Voices Artists Ensemble to mentor and support outstanding and promising Native American writers, actors, directors, designers, stage managers, dramaturgs and producers. Her illustrious background includes extensive theatre credits and serving as president of Sine Bahn Productions, an independent production company noted for developing screenplays, teleplays, and stage plays. She is familiar for numerous lead and recurring acting roles on Days of Our Lives, Magnum, P.I., Port Charles, Newhart, Matlock, Airwolf, and St. Elsewhere, and for having guest starred on a multitude of other series and television movies. Scott has received a McKnight Fellowship, a Map Grant, a Ford Foundation Grant, numerous NEA grants, the Playwrights Arena?s Lee Melville Award, and in 2019, the LA Drama Critics special lifetime achievement award - The Gordon Davidson Award for distinguished contribution to the Los Angeles theatrical community. This is only the third time the Gordon Davidson award has been granted since its inception. Scott is on the Leadership Board of the Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles, Large Theatres, the Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference National Advisory Board and is a member of the National Theatre Conference, New York. She is a member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.




Jean Bruce Scott News

Randy Reinholz, Producing Artistic Director of Native Voices at the Autry, Stepping D Photo Randy Reinholz, Producing Artistic Director of Native Voices at the Autry, Stepping Down After 26 Years
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2020

Randy Reinholz (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Producing Artistic Director of Native Voices at the Autry, is stepping down after more than two decades leading America's only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights.

New Play Announced At The Autry: LYING WITH BADGERS By Native Voices Photo New Play Announced At The Autry: LYING WITH BADGERS By Native Voices
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 20, 2020

The only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices presents the world premiere of Lying with Badgers by Jason Grasl (Blackfeet).

Native Voices Appoints DeLanna Studi As New Leader Photo Native Voices Appoints DeLanna Studi As New Leader
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2020

The Autry announced today the appointment of DeLanna Studi (Cherokee) as the new Co-Artistic Director of Native Voices. As the only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Studi's hiring furthers the theatre company's commitment to developing the next generation of indigenous writers, directors, producers, and performers. 

Native Voices' Randy Reinholz Received The Ellen Stewart Achievement Award Photo Native Voices' Randy Reinholz Received The Ellen Stewart Achievement Award
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Association for Theatre in Higher Education named Randy Reinholz (Choctaw), the recipient of their most prestigious honor, named for Ellen Stewart, well-known Artistic Director of the acclaimed La MaMa Theater in New York. Reinholz, a celebrated leader in the field of theater and higher education, has been at the forefront of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice for 25 years as the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Native Voices at the Autry, the only Equity theater company wholly dedicated to developing and producing Native American plays.

Native Voices at the Autry Presents 25th Annual Festival of New Plays Photo Native Voices at the Autry Presents 25th Annual Festival of New Plays
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, presents its 25th Annual Festival of New Plays at the Autry Museum of the American Westand La Jolla Playhouse. The festival features staged readings of new and in-progress plays by Native writers followed by talkbacks in which each audience member becomes an important part of the collaborative process. 

Native Voices at the Autry Presents the World Premiere of PURE NATIVE Photo Native Voices at the Autry Presents the World Premiere of PURE NATIVE
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 20, 2019

The only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices presents the world premiere of Pure Native (workshopped as Corn Soup) by Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora).

Native Voices Presents Annual Short Play Festival: FOOD! Photo Native Voices Presents Annual Short Play Festival: FOOD!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 7, 2018

Continuing its role as the only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices at the Autry presents its eighth annual Short Play Festival: Food! Held during the Autry Museum of the American West's American Indian Arts Marketplace on Sunday, November 11, 2018, the event features new short plays by Native American playwrights that pose the question: What's on the table in Indian Country?

Native Voices At The Autry Presents First Look At HURRICANE SAVAGE Photo Native Voices At The Autry Presents First Look At HURRICANE SAVAGE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2018

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, presents Hurricane Savage as part of its First Look Series, a script development process that brings playwrights together with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors.

Native Voices At The Autry Presents 24th Festival Of New Plays Photo Native Voices At The Autry Presents 24th Festival Of New Plays
by A.A. Cristi - May 30, 2018

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, presents its 24th Annual Festival of New Plays at the Autry Museum of the American West and La Jolla Playhouse. The festival features staged readings of new and in-progress plays by Native writers followed by talkbacks in which each audience member becomes an important part of the collaborative process. 

Native Voices at the Autry Presents The World Premiere of BINGO HALL Photo Native Voices at the Autry Presents The World Premiere of BINGO HALL
by Julie Musbach - Feb 22, 2018

Edward Anaya makes all the calls in the pueblo-well, he calls the numbers at the senior center's bimonthly bingo. But college acceptance letters kick-start an identity crisis: Who will Edward be if he leaves home and bingo behind? Like Ferris Bueller if he lived in a pueblo, Edward knows just what to say until romantic rejection, family antics, and community pressures leave him tongue-tied. New playwright Dillon Chitto brings the pueblo to the American theatre in this hilarious new play about tradition in a fast-changing world.