Scott Illingworth

Associate Arts Professor

Scott Illingworth

Scott is a professor in the Graduate Acting Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a freelance director. He is the author of Exercises for Embodied Actors: Tools for Physical Actioning (Routledge); a founder of SOCIETY, a New York City theatre company; and a Fulbright grant recipient. Scott has taught at universities and schools across the U.S. and internationally.

Directing credits span off-Broadway, regional, and international work including new play collaborations with Lucas Hnath, Mona Mansour, Christina Anderson, Ken Urban, Stefanie Zadravec, Padraic Lillis, Keith Reddin, and Bill Bowers among others.  Scott's work has been seen in New York, across the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia.

Recent projects include The Clear Blue Skies: Diaries from Ukraine, an in-ear verbatim ensemble performance built entirely from audio diaries and interviews with young Ukrainians in the first months of the war.

Scott is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (GCFT).


Scott's Courses:

Physical Actioning

Toolbox 1: Observation and Physicality

Public Theater Collaboration


BFA, Acting, DePaul University

MFA, Directing,  DePaul University

G.C.F.T., Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher