Scott Carter Cooper

Scott Carter Cooper

Scott's work has been presented in countries around the globe including Canada, Ireland, Germany, India and Japan. Domestically, his work has been seen by audiences with The Artistic Home, Intrinsic Theatre, The Nomads Arts Collective, The Arc Theatre, and Three Cat Productions. His work as been a regular part of the reading series with PUS in San Francisco as well as The Dandelion Theatre, Chicago...
Scott's work has been presented in countries around the globe including Canada, Ireland, Germany, India and Japan. Domestically, his work has been seen by audiences with The Artistic Home, Intrinsic Theatre, The Nomads Arts Collective, The Arc Theatre, and Three Cat Productions. His work as been a regular part of the reading series with PUS in San Francisco as well as The Dandelion Theatre, Chicago Dramatists Playwrights Aloud, and iO's Cold Reads, Hot Scripts.

As an actor, singer, director, and producer, Scott has worked with such Chicago companies as The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Steppenwolf, Theo Ubique, Bailiwick Repertory, Center Theatre, Circle Theatre, Trap Door, CityLit and countless other storefront theatres.

Scott Carter Cooper holds a BFA from Drake University and an MA in writing from DePaul University.

Plays

  • i loved a certain person ardently
    When his husband is suddenly killed, a young man negotiates a profound sacrifice to remain part of his in-law’s family before it is torn apart by grief.
  • The Morning Glory Stories
    Six short fables telling the story of the women of a fictional prairie town, Morning Glory, Iowa. Characters range in age from mid teens to early sixties.

    Novena -- two teens meet at a train trestle and discuss the meaning of life
    By Hook or By Crook -- three women wrestle with a plan of action for an unplanned pregnancy
    Over the Edge -- two women confront a neighbor about a...
    Six short fables telling the story of the women of a fictional prairie town, Morning Glory, Iowa. Characters range in age from mid teens to early sixties.

    Novena -- two teens meet at a train trestle and discuss the meaning of life
    By Hook or By Crook -- three women wrestle with a plan of action for an unplanned pregnancy
    Over the Edge -- two women confront a neighbor about a rumored affair
    The Girls of the Club Cafe -- a mother and daughter make plans for very different futures
    Stoned -- two friends make a startling discovery while visiting the grave a friend
    Catching Moonlight in a Sparkling White Dress -- a young woman jilts her finace and hops a train to Hollywood.
  • Never Such Devoted Sisters
    With a dead baby in the spare bedroom, small-town sisters cling to each other through the bitter highs of addiction to the sweet relief of the crash.
  • White Man in a Black Box
    In an increasingly tense political environment, Chicago has sustained the world’s latest and most deadly
    terrorist attack. At the same time, an up-and-coming director is seizing the opportunity to direct a four-man
    production of Romeo and Juliet in the hopes of repairing his severely damaged reputation for how he treats
    women involved in his productions.
  • N-Words & F-Words
    A young, idealistic sports agent discovers the man he’s replacing is hiding out in his office during an office
    celebration. A tense cat-and-mouse relationship ensues in which both men try to get the upper hand and
    establish control over the career of a rising star in the NBA.
  • And Then Galatea Laughed: A Very Modern Romance
    On the night before the opening of Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell reach a
    turning point in their relationship
  • Christmas Carolyn
    A woman who cares for a special-needs granddaughter loses the little girl at the mall while Christmas shopping, and in the process of searching for her, discovers herself.
  • Leading Players
    Two actors meet at an audition for Hamlet and try to convince each other of their successes.
  • The Donor Class
    A couple who’ve decided they don’t want any more children go to a clinic to contribute the woman’s
    reproductive organs to enable another couple to have children.