Scott Kanoff Recognized with 2012 Texas Exes Teaching Award
Scott Kanoff, Department of Theatre and Dance lecturer of directing, has been named a recipient of the Texas Exes Teaching Award. The student-nominated and student-selected awards were first given by the Texas Exes in 1982. The annual awards promote quality teaching at The University of Texas at Austin by publicly recognizing professors who have had a positive influence on the educational experience of university students.
A director, dramaturg and producer with a special interest in new work, Kanoff has taught at the university since 2003. His courses include graduate and undergraduate directing, advanced acting, acting Shakespeare, and a popular audition workshop. From 2000-2005, Kanoff served as producing artistic director of Austin’s State Theater Company, where he staged a range of classic and contemporary plays. Kanoff also spent nine seasons as resident director and head of new play development at The Cleveland Play House, where he collaborated on the genesis of more than 50 new works by American playwrights including Wendy Kesselman, Seth Greenland, John Henry Redwood, Joan Ackermann, Wendy MacLeod and Randal Myler.
Kanoff will be formally presented the Texas Exes Teaching Award on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. Past Department of Theatre and Dance recipients include Joan Lazarus, Suzan Zeder and Lucien Douglas.