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Jean Bruce Scott Biography

 
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, 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.