Scott Sublett

Scott Sublett.Office: HGH 212
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Scott Sublett wrote and directed the feature “Generic Thriller,” starring Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones, and the satire “Bye-Bye Bin Laden,” named “Best Feature” at the South Beach Animation Festival. His stage musical “Stealing Freedom,” the story of Civil War hero Robert Smalls, was presented at the A.R.T./NY Theatre by Amas Musical Theatre in 2017 and 2018. The stage version of “Bye-Bye Bin Laden” was named “one the top five premieres of 2004” by “The San Francisco Bay Guardian.” His verbatim theatre piece “The Mothers,” about Mormon moms of queer kids, was selected for the An Other Theatre Company New Play Festival in April of 2023, and his play “1920,” about the sexually complicated marriage of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, was selected for the 2024 Theatre Resources Unlimited TRU Reading Series. He is currently developing a new show, “Harry!” The Royal Musical Comedy. Scott’s book “Screenwriting for Neurotics” was published by University of Iowa Press in 2014. It is still in print and subsequently was published in Chinese translation. He has numerous indie feature film producing credits, and holds an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA, a BS in radio/TV/film from Northwestern University. He is currently a tenured Professor of screenwriting, playwriting and film studies at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA, but Scott teaches remotely from his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.