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About Scott M. Hayes

As an administrator, Professor Scott Hayes serves as the dean for academics in the School of Visual and Performing Arts, where he is also an associate professor specializing in acting and directing. Professor Hayes has been teaching, producing, and directing for 19 years. He has worked at six universities around the United States and England and has served as artistic director for two professional companies. At Liberty, he teaches acting courses utilizing the Sanford Meisner technique. He continues his professional work as a director and actor and award-winning playwright. He recently directed the Virginia premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER for the Alluvion Theatre Company. Scott is a member of the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Actors Equity Association. He is represented by Studio Center Total Productions, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. His play WITHOUT EXCUSE won the 2003 Best Short Drama award from Christians in Theatre Arts, and his stage adaptation of Francine Rivers’ novel REDEEMING LOVE received its professional debut in 2012 at the Americana Theatre Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Professor Hayes is a direct descendant of Sir Arthur Sullivan, and is the editor of two books about his famous ancestor: Uncle Arthur: The California Connection (2009, The Sir Arthur Sullivan Society), and Your Affectionate A: A Collection of Sir Arthur Sullivan's Letters to his Family (2015, The Sir Arthur Sullivan Society). He is a celebrated presenter at national theatre conferences, on topics that vary from innovations in producing Shakespeare to combining cross training with stage combat techniques. He is married to Sarah Hayes, with whom he has three daughters.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Theatre Arts, Liberty University School of Visual and Performing Arts
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Present Dean, Liberty University School of Visual and Performing Arts
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Curriculum Vitae



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