Scott Douglas is a Winnipeg playwright. He has been writing professionally for twenty years.
Scott developed his chops writing commissioned plays for groups like the Popular Theatre Alliance of Manitoba, the Association for Community Living, Ten Days for Global Justice, the United Church of Canada, the Buy Nothing Christmas Organization, and Kairos Canada. His first professional production was The Harrowing at the 25th Street Theatre in 1994.
Scott's play, Undiscover'd Country, produced in 2005 at the Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton, has been called "exhilerating", "consistently clever", and "a major Canadian play." His semi-autobiographical play, Treading Water, was called "a wonderful, thoughtful, magical show." His play The Touring Test was called "a theatrical tour-de-force that forces the characters and the audience to question our most cherished assumptions about what makes us human" and won the 2012 Harry S. Rintoul Award for best new Manitoba play at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. His short play Glory Bound was produced as part of Sarasvati's 2015 Cabaret of Monologues for International Women's Day.
Other works include Lycanthropes of the Latter Twentieth Century, Stone Soup: The Musical, A Christmas Karl, and Maybe One: A Theatrical History of the United Church of Canada. He is the author of Strange Angels & Other Plays, a collection of ten plays published by Wood Lake Books.
His plays have been produced by The Undiscover'd Collective (Edmonton), 25th Street Theatre (Saskatoon, SK), Adhere and Deny Theatre and Theatre Projects (Winnipeg, MB), Sarasvati Productions (Winnipeg, MB) and by hundreds of amateur groups across Canada.