SCOTT HITZ is a Director, Producer, Puppeteer, and educator whose work has been seen worldwide. He is dedicated to promoting the art of puppetry, and to expanding the idea of what that art form can do. Scott was also a co-founder of Monkey Boys Productions where he still serves as an Associate Artist and Producer from time to time ( www.monkeyboysproductions.com ). His work has been seen on television: TV Funhouse (Comedy Central), The Book of Pooh (The Disney Channel), Mother Goose Jams (Sprout), and on stage: Avenue Q, (Vineyard Theater, NYC), Hand to God (The Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca, NY), Bunnicula (The Arden Theater, Philadelphia), Little Shop of Horrors (Ford’s Theater, Washington DC), Animal Farm (Synapse Theatre, NYC). Directing and writing credits include: Carnival of the Animals (Philadelphia Orchestra), Orchestra 2000 (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Little Shop of Horrors (Associate Director, The Hangar Theatre), Spring (Sprout Television). Scott has also been honored with the position of Artist in Residence at the Eugene O’Neil Theater Center summer puppetry program, where he began work on his stage adaptation of The Little Prince, which premiered at Cape May Stage in NJ and eventually played at the New Victory Theatre on 42nd street in NYC. His work has taken him to Korea as part of the Chunchon International Festival for Puppetry, and he has also been the recipient of a Henson seed grant for his production Ursa Major: The Voice of the Bear.
Currently he lives in Ithaca, NY with his wife and children where he serves as Production Coordinator/Sustainability Manager for The Kitchen Theatre ( www.kitchentheatre.org ).