scott

Scott Palmer
he/him

Scott Palmer
Director

Scott received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, his Master’s degree from Oregon State University and studied for his PhD in Contemporary Theatre Practice at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.  Scott is a Hillsboro native and was the Founding Artistic Director of Bag&Baggage Productions, leading the company from its founding in 2005 until 2018.  In addition to directing more than 60 productions for B&B, including more than 16 original adaptations of Shakespear, Scott has worked as a director and artistic director across the globe, including as the Founding Artistic Director of Bard in the Botanics (Scotland’s premiere Shakespeare-producing theatre company); for Toi Whakaari in New Zealand; and in the United States, where he also founded Oregon State University’s outdoor summer Shakespeare event Bard in the Quad.  Scott also served as the Producing Artistic Director of Company of Fools, an Equity theatre in Idaho, and as the Executive Director of the Crested Butte Center for the Arts in Colorado.  Perhaps best known for his work on adaptations of classical Western dramatic literature, Palmer was described as “One of Oregon’s, if not the nation’s, most ambitious directors” by Oregon Arts Watch. Scott lives in Hillsboro with his husband, Brian Palmer, and is a proud member of the Board of Directors of the Five Oaks Museum.