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Ava Lee Scott posters


March 1, 1976

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Ava Lee Scott is a performing artist and actress born in Brooklyn, New York. In grade school she became the storytelling champion of her district and was selected to meet the Supreme Court Justices in Washington, DC, while there she was asked to participate in a staged courtroom drama, cast as a Supreme Court Judge; the acting spark in her caught full flame. Formal training began at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, classical theater studies followed at The New School and Southampton College with Alec Baldwin where he cast her as Blanche Dubois in 'A Streetcar Named Desire and finally the Sanford Meisner technique with William Esper and Maggie Flanigan. She paid for her training by doing commercials and stunt work in blockbuster movies and television. From 2011 through 2017, Ava created and performed as the Gypsy Annabella in the Off Broadway show Sleep No More. In 2014, Ava created Serenade; an immersive musical production based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe she wrote the book and lyrics and played the lead character, Lilith. read more

In 2002, Ava produced and directed a documentary called Urban Survivors about children surviving in the streets of Rio de Janiero, Brazil. In 2004, she wrote and directed Posttags, a short film about a veteran surviving with PTSD. In 2011 through 2014, she created and produced several Storytelling events hosted by New York's theater community of actors, artists and playwrights. In 2011, she wrote a play called DORM about women prisoners in Rikers Island. In 2014, she wrote a fable and short film about the Brooklyn Bridge called "Emily was here" in homage of Emily Warren Roebling, who helped with the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. In 2017; Ava co-created Tennessee on Hudson, an immersive theater experience based on the life of Tennessee Williams and his plays, she played Blanche Dubois. Ava is the Co-Artistic Director and founding member of Actors Theater of NYC, her mission is to create a home for diverse artists ranging in age, gender, race, talents, from singers, dancers, writers and actors. The company's goal is to illuminate the human experience through storytelling in today's world by merging classical work with the new age of theater, film and multi media. She continues to live primarily in New York City and works as an actress and stunt woman in theater, film and television.Ava's inspiration are Anne Frank, Rosa Parks , Albert Einstein , Edgar Allan Poe, Martin Luther King, Marina Abramovic, Eleonora Duse, Rainer Maria Rilke, Martha Graham, Anaïs Nin, Ridley Scott, Maya Angelou, John Cassavetes, Tennessee Williams, Walt Whitman, Robert De Niro , Elon Musk, Michael Bloomberg and her mother who continues to guide her. Ava's mentors are William Esper and Maggie Flanigan with whom she trained the Sanford Meisner technique in acting.

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