After a successful career as a theatre director and then Artistic Director of the Riverina Theatre Company, Scott spent several years as a co-director of a commercial production house, Encore Productions. In 1996, Scott was a guest director of The Caucasian Chalk Circle for the Theatre Department at USQ and joined the staff as a full-time lecturer in acting in 1998.
During his time at the USQ, Scott has written and directed more than a dozen plays and cabarets including Isobel (1998), East of the Sun West of the Moon (2005) and Zac The Hero (2006). He has also directed Richard III (1999), A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Empire Theatre (2001), The Good Woman of Szechuan (2003) and Mother Courage (2006) as well as directing the graduation showcase productions since 2000.
In 2003, Scott also produced and directed a professional production of This Is Our Youth and in 2005 wrote, produced and directed Clown Verona, a clown adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
In July 2003, Scott was appointed USQ Head of Theatre and immediately initiated the establishment of the Shakespeare in the Park Festival with his colleagues Stafford Mortenson and Associate Professor Kate Foy. Scott has been Artistic Director of the Festival since its inception in 2004 and has directed Hamlet (2004), Macbeth (2007), Romeo and Juliet (2008) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (2011).
In 2012, Scott will be directing the Shakespeare in the Park Festival production of Richard III.