You may recognize Scot Greenwell as Juror #2 from 2019-2020's Twelve Angry Men or Henderson from the IRS in 2018-2019's You Can't Take It With You, or perhaps he has greeted you in the lobby before a show as an assistant house manager! Whether on stage or front of house, Scot has been a part of the IRT for many seasons helping to entertain and assist our audiences. We asked him a few questions about his time at home and what's keeping him inspired. Read on for more!
What is inspiring you right now?
I’m currently inspired by the national quarantine and how we’ve been forced to re-evaluate our lives and needs. Sometimes I think Americans are moving too fast and not taking the time to value the fundamental, simple stuff. This sequester hasn’t been pleasant, but perhaps we’ll come out of it having learned some lessons.
What was your favorite or most challenging project you worked on during the 19-20 season at the IRT?
I was thrilled to be part of the Twelve Angry Men cast and to work with James Still. The role was challenging because Juror #2 didn’t say much, leaving me few clues about his history and daily life. I loved sharing the stage with all those gentlemen; we still have a text group going today. Also, I hadn’t gotten to travel with a production before, so being able to continue exploring the jury room in Syracuse, NY, was a great experience.
Do you have a dream show you you'd love to work on - either in your role or a different one?
I don’t really have a single favorite or dream show. I simply love working as an actor, particularly at the IRT.
What piece of art, music, or creativity in general do you always like to see, listen to, or do?
I enjoy being challenged by contemporary theatre, as an artist and as an audience member. But to unwind, I listen to pop music and watch television. I think RuPaul’s Drag Race is pretty awesome.
What do the arts mean to you?
The arts are necessary to remind us of our humanity—that life doesn’t have to be all about growing monetary wealth. It reminds us that we are all connected. And for me, theatre was where I found acceptance; when I didn’t feel comfortable or welcome in many other places, the theatre always felt like home.
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