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, The Nomads Arts Collective, The Arc Theatre, NyLon Fusion, Almost Adults and Chicago Dramatists. His ten-minute piece "The Mantrap" was selected to be part of the 2021 Ripped Festival with American Blues...
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, The Nomads Arts Collective, The Arc Theatre, NyLon Fusion, Almost Adults and Chicago Dramatists. His ten-minute piece "The Mantrap" was selected to be part of the 2021 Ripped Festival with American Blues Theatre and many of his short pieces have been featured in reading series with The Dandelion Theatre, Chicago Dramatists Playwrights Aloud, Naked Angels Tuesday @ 9, 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.
  • 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.