David Scott is an Australian born actor, writer, director and acting teacher. He has worked extensively as a professional actor in both Australia and Ireland on television, stage and film, appearing in such programs as „All Saints”, „Water Rats” and „Home and Away” in Australia, and „The Clinic”, „Fair City”, „Damage”, „The Tudors” (series 2 and 4) and „Game of Thrones” since arriving in Ireland in 2004.
David is Director of the Performance Theatre Company at the Gaiety School of Acting and has taught for many theatre companies, drama groups and organisations across Ireland. David is also Director of the Actor’s Wednesday Workshop and the Actor’s Friday Studio, extensive part-time programs for advanced actors and is Director of The Applied Art of Acting, an intensive, single-technique fulltime program for actors of exceptional ability.
David is also Artistic Director of Company D Theatre, a theatre company focused on promoting new work, new actors and theatre artists. Company D has produced fourteen shows since its foundation in 2006, eleven of which David has written, and is one of the most highly regarded independent theatre outfits in Ireland. David has also published two textbooks on acting technique, „The Beautiful Stage” and „The Art of Acting”.
David has taught actors advanced techniques since his early twenties, constantly developing his own cutting-edge approaches. David’s training method centres around the search for truth in character using the methods of Constantin Stanislavski coupled with his own methods of physical characterisation, vocal training and structured improvisation. David has taught detailed workshops in many traditional styles from Stanislavski to Meisner to the Commedia of Italy and France. David’s interest in diagnostic training demands that his teaching draws sustained, powerful and truthful performances from his students.