Chris Scully is a director, designer, and teacher in the region, and formerly was the Founding Artistic Director of Industrial Theatre, a Taunton and Cambridge-based company that produced new work and an annual free, open-air Shakespeare production. He has taught theatre at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Tufts, and Bridgewater State University, and productions that he has directed or lit have been seen at Boston University’s Playwright’s Theatre, Sanders Theatre, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Portland Stage Company, Dean College, Harvard Summer Theatre, the Boston Center for the Arts, Payomet Performing Arts Center, and the Star Players of Bristol County, with whom he was associated for over two decades; he also has directed several world premieres of playwright and BSU alumnus William Donnelly’s plays for the Boston Theatre Marathon.
He has designed over twenty productions for the Suffolk University Performing Arts Office and several productions for BSU, including Guys and Dolls and The Laramie Project. Chris’s academic work has been presented to the Midwest MLA and published in the Utah Shakespearean Festival’s Journal of the Wooden O Symposium. A resident of Taunton, he has served as chair of that city’s Cultural Council and a director of the Old Colony History Museum, as well as a teacher, drama club director, and administrator in the Taunton Public Schools.