Scot J. Mann
Associate Professor of Theatre
Director of Theatre Program
- B.A., Mercer University
- M.F.A., University of Alabama
Associate Professor Scot J. Mann serves as Director of Theatre for Mercer University. Along with directing productions, he teaches acting, playwriting, directing, theatre history, and special topics in stage combat, improvisation, and movement. Professor Mann is an internationally recognized and award-winning Fight Master, president of the Society of American Fight Directors and certified teacher through the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat. He has choreographed, performed and coached theatrical violence with such companies as The Steppenwolf Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Theatrical Outfit, Georgia Shakespeare, and The North Carolina School of the Arts. He has also served as an instructor for the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat in London, and Stage Combat Deutschland in Germany.
As an actor, Professor Mann has appeared with the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, New American Theater, New American Shakespeare Theatre, Atlanta Opera, motion capture talent for digital media, and various voice-over recordings for radio, television and the internet. He appeared as a stunt-player and served as tactical choreographer and gun wrangler for the sci-fi movie, “Eyeborgs,” as well as on-set Swordmaster and stunt double for the Bollywood epic, “Drona.” He co-choreographed violence, stunts, and gunplay for the world premier of the Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T. Bone Burnett collaboration, “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” and the world premier of “Tuck Everlasting” at the Alliance Theatre. Professor Mann is an alumnus of the MFA/PAT program at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival.