designer and director of theatre

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experienced in k-12 & college prep

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thoughtful guide in arts & non-profit

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About Me

M. Scott Tatum is restless. After twenty years of active work in the arts as a dancer, actor, technician, designer, director, educator, producer, and administrator, he is looking for a way to make an even bigger impact. Starting as a dancer and quickly becoming excited by the arts as a career, he attended The University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a BFA in Theatre Studies and continued on as Head of Theatre at the McCallum Fine Arts Academy. Scott successfully executed an innovative vision of what a magnet high school theatre arts curriculum could be by tripling space, program offerings, and enrollment sending students into nearly every major University theatre program in the country.  His integrated curriculum approach yielded collaborative projects between Scott and other faculty members and led to being featured in several publications about the changing signs of theatre education in our country.

With his Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on gifted & talented arts education, from the College of Education and certification in Arts and Cultural Administration and Entrepreneurship from the the LBJ School of Public Affairs (both at The University of Texas at Austin), M. Scott Tatum now looks to help communities, families, and schools make significant progress toward the development of an arts-rich, rigorous, and unique environment for the education of the whole child.

When not running AHB Community School or freelancing as a Director & Designer in the Austin area, Scott works with students and adults on how to do both.  What can he do for you?