100.5 Drama with Scott Ripley – September 24

Scott RipleyScott Ripley, Chair of the Department of Theatre at the University of San Diego, will speak at our September meeting.

Scott graduated from the US Naval Academy (BS: English) and served for six years as an A-6 bombardier/navigator onboard USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt before resigning his commission to enter the Professional Actor Training Program at UC San Diego (MFA: Acting).  He has played leading roles on stages across the US and abroad, including La Jolla Playhouse, A.C.T., Moscow Art Theater, Taiwan National Theater, Folger Theatre, three seasons at the American Repertory Theatre, four seasons in PlayMakers Repertory Company, three seasons at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and, most recently, one season (2015) at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  He has also worked on camera, and as a voiceover actor, in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Amsterdam. Scott has directed productions at Actors Theatre of Charlotte, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and Theatre Row (off-Broadway), and Cape Repertory Theatre.

Scott has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Acting, Commedia dell’Arte, Improvisation, Movement, and Voice at Arizona State University, Davidson College, UNC (Chapel Hill), UConn, and the Academia dell’Arte, in Arezzo, Italy.  He is currently Chair of Theatre and Director of the Undergraduate Theatre program at USD.

The Marketing Support Group meets at 5:30, before the regular meeting. Join the group under the new leadership of SDWEG member, author, and marketing specialist, Sara Jones. We meet at the San Diego County Health Services Center, 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA 92110.

Other speakers lined up for 2018 include:

  • October 22 - Richard Lederer, launch of The Joy of Names
  • November 26 - Anthology launch
  • December TBD - holiday party

Watch this page for additional future programs.


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