Scott Walters

Professor of Drama; Theatre History, Criticism, Directing
Whitesides Hall, 217

Office Hours

  • Mon: 

    • 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Wed: 

    • 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Professor of Drama and has been at UNC Asheville since 1998, when he was hired as Chair. Scott has also served as the Director of the Arts and Ideas Program. He is the recipient of an "Access to Excellence" grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and serves as the Director of the Center for Rural Arts Development and Leadership Education (CRADLE), which seeks to support the creation of arts orgainzations in rural and small communities, and to educate young people to assume leadership of those orgainzations. He is the co-author of Introduction to Play Analysis, published by McGraw-Hill, and the author of several articles on contemporary plays published as part of Harold Bloom's Literary Themes Series. He has directed plays professionally, including The Tempest, See How They Run, Barefoot in the Park, and Butterflies Are Free. At UNC Asheville, he has directed the world premiere of Thousand Kites and The Frankenstein Project , as well as productions of MASTER HAROLD...and the boys, The Fantasticks, and Marisol. Scott has also taught for many years in the North Carolina prison system.


Ph.D. in Theatre History from City University of New York -- Graduate Center
M.A. in Theatre from Illinois State University
B.A. in Theatre from the University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities

Courses Taught

DRAM 144 Playscript Analysis for Performance
DRAM 244 History of Theatre I
DRAM 245 History of Theatre II
DRAM 358 Theatre of the Oppressed
DRAM 358 American Renaissance
DRAM 358 Creating Arts Organizations in Small Communities
DRAM 358 Modern Drama
DRAM 362 Principles of Directing I
DRAM 462 Principles of Directing II

ARTS The Arts and Artists of the Harlem Renaissance
ARTS The Hero's Journey in Film and Literature

Professional Interests

Websites and Blogs

Center for Rural Arts Development and Leadership Education (CRADLE)

Rocking the Cradle

Theatre Arts Curriculum Transformation (TACT)

Theatre Ideas