Scott Allan

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Scott Allan



Scott Allan is a stage Lighting Designer based in Melbourne, Australia. He works with a diverse range of theatre makers, corporate producers and educators, presenting creative work to engage contemporary audiences...

Scott grew up in the theatres of Newcastle, and after training with the Young People's Theatre (1986-1992), spent a further eight years lighting pantomime and productions in repertory. Scott worked regularly for Hunter Valley Theatre Company, Hunter School of Performing Arts, Newcastle Repertory Club, Opera Hunter, Freewheels TIE, Metropolitan Players and Flying Teapot Theatre Company.

Scott later worked at the Shore School (SCEGS, Blue St), collaborating with designer Adam Lindberg to ensure a high standard of production for the elaborate shows produced by the Performing Arts Faculty and Sydney theatre companies. Scott is still an educator and mentor to students of Stage Craft.

For six years Scott was the Resident Lighting Designer for the Gold Coast Arts Centre. He was also appointed Production Manager, overseeing the full operations of the musical theatre programs, touring productions and The Summer School, a Queensland Education in the Arts program. In 1996 he established a small production company and toured nationally with Henri Szeps' one-man show I'm not a Dentist and Late Nite Catechism with Denise Roberts. He later remounted Late Nite Catechism for GCAC/NARPACA Venues which toured internationally with Sally-Anne Upton. Scott continues to take on leadership role as Associate Producer, or Production Manager on smaller productions.


For nine years, Scott has held the position of Manager, Technical Group for the Arts Faculty at Deakin University. Overseeing the Faculty's Technical Staff and Operations, Scott has worked intensely across many Arts disciplines including Film & Television, Photography, Theatre Design, Digital Image Production, Dance and Motion Capture contributing to developments in Arts research, teaching and learning, and managing many specialised Arts projects and creative events.

Scott is a professional member of the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD), Treasurer of the Australasian Lighting Industry Association (ALIA).

Highlights for Scott include:

The Maids, Diary of a Madman (Hunter Valley Theatre Company), Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Oldest Profession, Wish I'd Said That (Ensemble Theatre), Margaret Fulton, Queen of the Dessert (Present Tense), Damn Yankees, Crazy for You (The Production Company), The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell, Men (Straightjacket), La Boheme, Tosca, La Traviata, Carmen (Melbourne Opera), The Ballard of Backbone Joe (STC), Starting Here Starting Now, Bad Blood Blues, Blood Brothers (Manilla Street), Oliver (Opera Hunter), Jekyll & Hyde, The Boy from OZ, Sweeney Todd (GCAC), Dags, Two Weeks with the Queen, The Golden Masque of Agamemnon (YPT), A Midsummer Nights Dream, Peter Pan (Upstage) and Lectern Rock (Westpac Corp.).

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