Campus Directory: Shelley Scott

University of Lethbridge

Shelley Scott
Fine Arts - Drama Department
Office: W710 (University Centre for the Arts)
Phone: (403) 329-2671


B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Drama)


Theatre by Canadian women


Dr. Shelley Scott teaches Theatre History, Canadian Theatre, Dramatic Literature, and Theatre Theory. Her major area of research interest is Canadian women playwrights. She has published on playwrights such as Joan MacLeod, Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Linda Griffiths in academic journals such as Modern Drama, Canadian Theatre Review, Theatre Research in Canada, Resources for Feminist Research, and the British Journal of Canadian Studies. She has published two books, "The Violent Woman as a New Theatrical Character Type: Cases from Canadian Drama" and "Nightwood Theatre: A Woman's Work is Always Done." With Reid Gilbert, she guest edited an issue of Canadian Theatre Review (Spring 2014) on the topic of Burlesque. Shelley is a member in the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and served as President from 2008-2012.

Shelley graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 1986, with a BA in Drama (great distinction). She won the gold medal as outstanding graduate from the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Charles S. Noble award for student leadership. She earned a MA and Ph.D. from the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto, and taught at the University of Guelph before returning to Lethbridge in 1998. She was chair of the Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts from 2008-2011. Shelley has participated as a visiting exchange professor to Hokkai Gakuen University in Sapporo, Japan, in 2005 and in 2012.
In 2013 she was promoted to Professor and from 2013-2016 she served a term as Associate Dean for the Faculty of Fine Arts. Shelley served as the Interim Dean for the Faculty of Fine Arts from Oct 2021 to June 2023.

Selected Creative Works

2018 - The Mousetrap
2014 - Courting Johanna
2010 - Uncommon Women and Others
2010 - Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love (TheatreXtra)
2007 - Cloud Nine
2004 - This is For You, Anna (TheatreXtra)
2003 - Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
1999 - Tiger's Heart

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