Performing Arts Faculty

Scott Pinkney

Associate Professor (2004)

B.F.A. Boston University
M.A. Emerson College

Scott Pinkney

Scott Pinkney has created the lighting for more than 400 productions in a career spanning more than 40 years. Prior to joining the Emerson faculty full time in 2004, he had served as a Visiting Professor and Guest Artist at Emerson College since 1992.

Mr. Pinkney was represented on Broadway by Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award winning Torch Song Trilogy and The Glines One Act Festival. Off-Broadway credits include Mark Medoff's The Majestic Kid, the original production of Ken Ludwig's Divine Fire, The US Premeir of Cole Porter's Nymph Errant, and the world premier of Morris West's The World is Made of Glass. His regional credits include Don Juan for the Denver Center (Denver Drama Critic's Circle Award), Living Room in Africa, for Gloucester Stage, My Fair Lady for TheatreVirginia (Phoebe Award), Secret Garden for the Olney Theatre and Larry Gatlin's Texas Flyer for TUTS.

He has designed more than 20 productions for The Barrington Stage Company, including The Best of Enemies, Dr. Ruth, All The Way, The Whipping Man, The Crucible, A Streetcar Named Desire, Carousel, Uncle Vanya, Follies, West Side Story and Ring Round the Moon. For the Bristol Riverside Theatre, near Philadelphia, he has designed more than 30 productions since its founding, including The Balkan Women (Barrymore Award Nomination), Hamlet, The Dresser, Evita, Chicago, The Robber Bridegroom, Alive and Well, and Dear World, among others. Internationally, he designed ART and Kiss of the Spider Woman for Singapore Rep, and Concerts for The Club Mohamed Ali in Cairo. In the Boston area, he has recently designed The Comedy of Errors for Commonwealth Shakespeare, for which he received an Elliot Norton Award, Don Giovanni for NEC Opera, Race, Opus and The Last Five Years for New Rep, The Merchant of Venice and Taming of the Shrew for the Actors Shakespeare Project, The Glass Menagerie, Side Show and Adrift in Macao for the Lyric Stage, The How and The Why, We Won't Pay, We Won't Pay, The Sea Horse and Van Gogh in Japan for the Nora Theatre and Into The Woods, Grease, and A Midsummer Nights Dream at The Cutler Majestic Theatre.

His industrial and event design company, Pinkney Associates, LLC, counts among its clients, IBM, Este-Lauder, BMW,and The Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Pinkney has taught Lighting Design at Emerson College since 2004.


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