Spotlights Import 12/20/13
Scott Watson's Success in NYC!
Scott Watson (BA Theatre 2009) relocated to New York City in 2009 to pursue acting and playwriting professionally. Arriving in NYC with thirty-five dollars in his pocket, Scott has since prospered in The Big Apple. Most recently, Scott appeared in New York Classical Theatre's lauded production of HENRY V, which saw the company taking 500 audience members each show by boat from Castle Clinton (in Lower Manhattan) to Governor's Island, where they were led through Henry's campaign in France; including storming a real fort and staging the battle of Agincourt on a sprawling field, with the British and French armies charging towards one another before engaging in a massive choreographed sword fight. HENRY V was reviewed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. In addition to HENRY V, Scott' s New York City stage credits include: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (Bertram), KING LEAR (Albany), TWELFTH NIGHT (Duke Orsino), BAAL (Johannes, Bollboll, Farmer, Lumberjack) and an un-cut version of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Lane, Moulton, Merriman, Grisby.). In addition to his stage work, Scott has also appeared as a feature extra in the new MTV show I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK and in ROYAL PAINS, an original program on the USA channel. Scott has also found success as a playwright. His play WET GLUE, which first premiered at Grand Valley State University, was performed by the Richmond Shepard Theatre in NYC and his play MAKE THE BRASS SHINE AGAIN was selected as a finalist in the Metropolitan Playhouse's international East Village Theatre Festival. Scott would like to thank all of the wonderful classmates and teachers at Grand Valley State University who gave him the tools to succeed in such a competitive industry, and is indebted to them for guiding his attentions towards performing Shakespeare and the Classics onstage, which provided a great boost to his career before arriving in NYC. He would like to encourage all current and future GVSU theatre students to make the most of their education, both onstage and in the classroom, and to never stop pursing personal and professional excellence. For more information about Scott Watson, please visit his website at www.scottymwatson.com