MU Theatre doctoral candidate wins Kennedy Center National awards
Aaron Michael Scully is a teacher, scholar, playwright, actor and director. He has an MBA and an MA in Theatre both from the University of Central Missouri and is a doctoral candidate in Theatre Studies at the University of Missouri – Columbia. In fall 2017, Aaron will begin working as an Instructor of Theatre at the University of Central Missouri.
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, working together with Planet Earth Arts and Stanford University, awarded Scully’s play Nah’zhee the 2016 Planet Earth Arts Playwriting Award, which resulted in a performance at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Statement: My research focuses on new play development, playwriting, playwriting pedagogy and theatre history. Several of my plays have achieved regional and national recognition. In 2016, I directed a new comedy, Truffles and Nougat by Bradley Stephenson, at Talking Horse Productions in Columbia, MO. This summer, I will be playing Father Flynn in a production of Doubt: A Parable for Crane River Theatre in Kearney, Nebraska. I live in Warrensburg, MO with my wife Ashley and our two golden retrievers.