Ali Kennedy Scott
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Ali Kennedy Scott
Dame Joan Sutherland Fund recipient, Actor/Theatre Creator
Ali Kennedy Scott is a graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (UK). Following graduation, Ali wrote and performed her solo show, THE DAY THE SKY TURNED BLACK inspired by interview with survivors of the Black Saturday Bushfires. The show gained wide critical praise during its tours to New York (Off-Broadway & NY Fringe), Edinburgh (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Sydney (Old Fitzroy Theatre & Newtown Theatre), Perth and the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Calling the play “enthralling” The New York Times described Ali as “an irrepressible bundle of energy, spirit and spine”.
Ali has been involved in a number of independent theatre productions, most recently working with leading UK director & playwright David Greig in the Traverse Theatre’s DREAM PLAYS – IT ENDED. And playing Blanche in the sold-out season of ‘Thank You For Being A Friend’ an Avenue Q style Golden Girls comedy at Sydney’s Darlinghurst Theatre.
Ali received an award for ‘Excellence in Solo Performance’ at both the New York International Fringe and Sydney Fringe Festivals. In addition, The Day the Sky Turned Black was the People’s Choice for Best Play of the Sydney Fringe in 2011. In 2012, Ali was awarded an Art Start Grant for emerging Australian Artists by the Australia Council, which she used to travel to New York to study Suzuki, Viewpoints & ensemble theatre creation with world renowned director Anne Bogart and SITI Company.
Ali is currently working with students in Sydney’s West to create a theatre show inspired by their lives and stories. The work will be performed at Parramatta Riverside in August. She is thrilled to be a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund.

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