David Scott is an Australian born actor, writer, director and acting teacher. He has worked extensively as a professional actor in both Australia and Ireland on television, stage and film, appearing in such programs as “All Saints”, “Water Rats” and “Home and Away” in Australia, and “The Clinic”, “Fair City”, “Damage”, “The Tudors” (series 2 and 4) and “Game of Thrones” since arriving in Ireland in 2004.
David has been a member of faculty at the Gaiety School of Acting for the past seven years teaching many of the school’s advanced programs. He is currently Director of the Performance Theatre Company at the Gaiety School of Acting and has taught for many theatre companies, drama groups and organisations across Ireland. David is also Director of the Actor’s Wednesday Workshop, an extensive part-time program for advanced actors.
David is also Artistic Director of Company D Theatre, a theatre company and advanced training facility designed to assist newly trained actors in gaining production experience, on-the-job training and wider exposure to the Industry. Company D has produced thirteen extraordinary shows since its foundation in 2006, nine of which David has written, and is one of the most highly regarded new theatre outfits in Ireland.
David has taught actors advanced techniques since his early twenties, constantly developing his own cutting-edge approaches. David’s training method centres around the search for truth in character using the methods of Constantin Stanislavski coupled with his own methods of physical characterisation, vocal training and structured improvisation.
Together, these ideas gel to create an acting technique that draws sustained, powerful and truthful performances from his students. David has been a valued member of the IFA team for the past 4yrs.