Contact

Email
blankss@benedict.edu
Office Phone
(803) 705-4977

Scott Blanks

Education

University of South Carolina, Columbia
Dates: 1986 - 1990

Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dates: 1983 -1986

Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts

Christopher Newport College, Newport News, V A.
Dates: 1979 - 1980
Community College of the Air Force
Dates: 1977 - 1981

Experience

Benedict College
Dates: 1990 - Present

2009 - Present:  Coordinator, Center for Teaching and Learning; Senior Class Advisor; Professor of Theatre

2004 - 2009:  Professor of Theatre; Senior Class Advisor

2001 - 2004:   Associate Professor of Theatre; Senior Class Advisor

1998 - 2001:  Chair, Fine Arts Department; Associate Professor of Theatre (Tenured)

1992 - 1998:  Chair, Fine Arts Department; Assistant Professor; Theatre Co-Director, Performing Arts Company, Asst.Senior Class Advisor; Co-Founder/Director, Benedict College Performing Arts Company

1990 - 1992:  Instructor, Oral Communications & Theatre; Co-founder/Director, Benedict College Performing Arts Company

Courses Taught:

Acting I, Acting II, Theatre History, Theatre Appreciation (Honors), Voice &Diction, Movement for the Theatre, Oral Communications, Beginning/Intermediate Tap, Freshmen Seminar I &II, Sophomore Seminar I & II, Junior Seminar I & II

University of South Carolina, Columbia
Dates: 1987 - 1995

1990 - 1995:  Adjunct Instructor: Acting, Public Speaking

1987 - 1990:  Graduate Assistant, Public Speech, Acting, Beginning Jazz, Beginning/Intermediate Tap

Director Resume

Regional Theatre


Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Fayetteville, NC

SOMETHING’S AFOOT

JUST SO

Educational Theatre


Benedict College, Columbia, SC

A SOLDIER’S PLAY

THE MEETING

LOOKIN’ BLACK

WHAT USE ARE FLOWERS?

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR


Coastal Carolina University, Myrtle Beach, SC

WHAT THE BULTER SAW

CLOSER THEN EVER                                                                   

Community Theatre


Workshop Theatre, Columbia, SC

VICTOR/VICTORIA

LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

DOGS: THE MUSICAL

AMADEUS

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

RAGTIME

DEATHTRAP

1940’s RADIO HOUR

MONKy BUSINESS


Town Theatre, Columbia, SC

DIRTY, ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

WESTSIDE STORY

SOMETHING’S AFOOT

MAME

MY FAIR LADY

CAMELOT

OKLAHOMA

POSTMORTEM

 


The South Carolina Shakespeare Company, Columbia, SC 

COMEDY OF ERRORS

ROMEO & JULIET

TWELFTH NIGHT

TARTUFFE


Chapin Community Theatre,  Chapin, SC

DINNER WITH FRIENDS

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE

HELLO DOLLY!

United States Air Force

Staff Sergeant (E-5), Medical Administration, AFSC 90670; supervised seven (7) personnel; managed the Admissions and Dispositions Office.

Groups and Associations

Actors' Equity Association

The professional union for Actors and Stage Managers.

Professional and Organizational Development Network
The South Carolina Shakespeare Company
Dates: 1992 - Present

Managing Director; Company Member

Honors and Awards

• Award of Excellence in the Performing Arts for Acting, Directing and Theatre Instruction
Dates: November 5, 2009

Award of Excellence in the Performing Arts for Acting, Directing and Theatre Instructionfrom the South Carolina Commission of Minority Affairs and the Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina, November 2009, USC Columbia, SC

Benedict College Distinguished Honors Faculty
Dates: February 25, 2003

Distinguished Honors Faculty, 2003, Benedict College School of Honors.

Documents

Actor Resume

Training

Fellowship, The Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger
Dates: 1990