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T. Scott Frank is a professor in the Communication Arts Department. He is a playwright and storyteller and also a screenwriter whose film scripts have been optioned for production in New York and Los Angeles. His play "Butter's Goat" has been staged in Pittsburgh, New York and London. Dedicated to developing young writers, actors and directors, Professor Frank produces a 10-minute play festival at the College every February and is active in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's National Playwright Program, serving as NPP's Vice Chair for Region 2.
He regularly teaches the following courses at W&J: playwriting, screenwriting, storytelling, culture and media, television and the American culture and comedy lab. He also directs for the main stage of the Olin Theatre. Although Professor Frank demands a disciplined and professional approach to theatre, he holds that the main aim of the department is to provide a path that leads students to their liberal arts education.