Vandy M. Scoates
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Vandy Scoates has been working all over the country in professional theatre as an actor, designer, and technician for the past 16 years. Having started her theatre career in acting, she soon found that her real love resided in design. Her interests in research led her to an MA in Theatre Arts at Villanova University (a dramaturgically based program) where she continued to act and finally to an MFA in Design from UNCG. This program in scenography (the study of costumes, sets and lights) fit Vandy's eclectic tastes in design and gave her the opportunity to achieve her ultimate goal of becoming an educator.
Though her first love is theatre, she is heavily involved in sustainability in The Arts and is the founder of The Green Room (the-g-room.com), a website dedicated to the eduction and flow of information about sustainability in theatre.
Vandy lives in Gaffney with her wonderful husband Rob (a professional actor and educator) and her sweet greyhound Nefertiti. For a look at Vandy's design portfolio please check out her website: www.vandyscoates.com
- BA Theatre Arts, California State University at Fullerton
- MA Theatre Arts, Villanova University
- MFA Design, University of North Carolina Greensboro