Scott Segar HeadshotThough Scott Segar is a native New Yorker, to quote playwright Edward Albee, he had to “go a long distance out of the way to come back a short distance correctly.” Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Allegheny College, then moved to Austin, Texas, and earned an MFA in lighting design from the University of Texas. Scott’s early career included a brief stint in Lancaster, PA, at Franklin and Marshall College and a longer stop in Knoxville, TN, where he worked as a theater technician and lighting designer for the historic Bijou Theater and Dollywood theme park. In 2003, Scott started as the Technical Director for the Theatre Department at SUNY Oneonta.

During his time at Oneonta, Scott has designed lights for more than 30 Theatre Department productions and 34 Terpsichorean Dance shows. Some of his favorites to work on have been Wait Until Dark, Arabian Nights, and Bat Boy: The Musical. Scott has served as faculty advisor to the Mask and Hammer theatre club since 2004 and Terpsichorean Dance Company since 2011. In addition to his work at the college, Scott has work with local arts groups such as Orpheus Theater, Leatherstocking Theatre Company, Jillian’s Dance Arts, Elite Dance Academy, and the Oneonta High School Drama Club.

When he is not in a dark theater, Scott enjoys trying to put a little white ball in a hole (often from the proximity of large trees), and has recently discovered a passion for playing with molten glass. Scott has also occasionally been seen with his family – wife Adrienne Martini, daughter Madeline, son Cormac, and dogs Lobo and Lucy.