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Scott Button


UBC Research-based Theatre Collaborative

Scott is a playwright, screenwriter and actor, active in theatre, film & television. Produced plays of Scott's include Viva (Theatre BC Playwriting Award - Best One Act), The Hunger Room and Desire(e), the latter of which was recently published in Speakeasy Theatre’s Pull Festival anthology. With Agnes Tong, Scott co-wrote the feature film script Miss Hong Kong, which is receiving further development. He has also written a couple of short films, and a 12-episode season of a web series. This year he was selected to join the inaugural year of the Arts Club Theatre Company’s Emerging Playwrights’ Unit. With the Unit, he is working on Night Passing, a work of historical fiction that tells the story of the harassment, surveillance and persecution of queer Canadians by the RCMP in the 1950s.  Scott has a BFA in Acting from the University of British Columbia, where he was the recipient of several performance-based scholarships. He lives in Vancouver with his partner, Chris, a counseling psychologist and playwright.