Scott Gooding is a theatre director, actor and dramaturge.
Since graduating with a Diploma of Performing Arts in 1991, he has been based in Melbourne and worked in Theatre, Film and Television. As an actor he has worked for Playbox, LaMama and The Australian Shakespeare Company to name a few, and has been in the feature films The Jammed and The Tumbler, and a number of short films.
In his time as director for theatre he has worked on new works by playwrights Ben Ellis, Ross Mueller, Robert Reid, Angus Cerini, Emilie Collyer, Lana Schwarcz ad Karin Muiznieks. In 2003 he created ‘Vicious Fish Theatre’ and produced three productions in that year – one which garnered a Green Room Nomination for Female Actor.
In 2004 he launched The Belbel Project, a series of four works by playwright Sergi Belbel. The first two played at Theatreworks to critical acclaim, and 2010 saw Blood completed. He is currently in planning to continue the series in 2011.
In 2007 Scott became the Youth Coordinator at the National Theatre Drama School in St Kilda. He has recently completed working as Artistic Director for SPARC theatre, an all access theatre group for people from Supported Residencies, and Eric – The One Man Sketch Comedy Show, that was written from a number of various Melbourne independent playwrights and performed in The Dog Theatre, Footscray for the 2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival, then again to critical acclaim for the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and finally in 2012 for the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
In 2009 he became the Artistic Director of RAG Theatre, an inclusionary group for people with Mental Health issues and funded by the City Of Port Phillip. In 2010 he directed First Against The Wall, +1 Sword & Robots VS World for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He recently directed two shows for the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival A Study In Scarlet (A Study Of) and The Gift Horse. In 2011 he has directed two original cabarets for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival and two for the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
He was last seen as the onstage and offstage director of The Classic Tale Of Faust for the 2012 Melbourne Comedy Festival at St Ali Comedy Percolator.