Scott Middleton is an Australian born actor currently based in Melbourne.
After graduating with his bachelor degree from the University of Ballarat Arts Academy in 2008 Scott worked consistently in film, television and theatre all over Australia for 6 years. Europe beckoned and he spent 9 months teaching english through performance and running workshops in Italy in 2014. While in Italy he also trained intensively in Commedia Dell' Arte with Antonio Fava.
The following year Scott was accepted to study his masters degree at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London; one of the worlds most prestigious training academies. Following this training he stayed in London and gained work in theatre and commercials both in the UK and Europe while also completed advanced training with Frantic Assembly in London. Scott began sharing his skills teaching at some of London's finest academies as well as running independent workshops through his theatre company Psychopomp! Theatre Collective.
After his visa came to an end Scott returned to Australia before being offered a role in a show to premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show received critical acclaim with 4 star reviews and sold out houses making it a successful debut for Scott at the worlds biggest theatre festival.
Bringing home a wealth of worldly experience and expertise Scott is now based in Melbourne while still heavily involved in collaborations with colleagues all over the globe. He still collaborates with Psychopomp! in London and recently produced the first show with his new Bendigo based collaborative company That's Classic Entertainment. He is seeking new projects while quietly working away on some of his own. He is passionate about physical and devised theatre as well as exploring and adapting traditional forms.
As well as his project developments Scott also works as a movement lecturer at Federation University and is thrilled to be inspiring the next generation back where his professional journey began.
Scott's most recent work was in March this year where he adapted, production managed, movement directed and appeared in That's Classic's Two Gents, a Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona presented in Melbourne and Bendigo as part of the VCAA Playlist.
He was also cast in La Mama's production of Chekhov's Three Sisters directed by Laurence Strangio. Unfortunately Melbourne entered a snap lockdown in the week before opening so it lives only as a recording. However Scott teamed up with Strangio and LaMama once more for their production of Traps this year which enjoyed a sold out season and rave reviews.
Scott has also established his own company, Sheoak Productions to produce work in collaboration with a variety of colleagues nationally and internationally. Sheoak's premiere production, Midsummer, a Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream was accepted to the VCAA Playlist and played to students and general public in Melbourne and Bendigo early in 2022.
Scott's most recent appearance was his first show with The Danger Ensemble and Theatreworks, Songs of the Flesh as part of the Midsumma festival. After a sold out first week the season was extended and received rave reviews.
Scott is also thrilled to be currently directing for the first time, creating a devised work with the third year students at Federation University titled Exquisite Corpse, set to open in late March.