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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Zoe, Dei, Bees
    A young man wanders into an abandoned church seeking answers and ends up providing inspiration to a caretaker who is struggling to keep the faith.
  • That Time Shannon Doherty Grew a Heart
    Two gay party boys discover that they may have stayed too long at the party.
  • The Users
    During the Great Depression, a young talent scout finds a prospect who turns out be more than he bargained for.