Sue Scott is a versatile character actor who is well-known in the public radio world as well as the Twin Cities theater and voice talent communities.
From 1992 to 2016, she was the female cast member on the popular public radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. During those 24 years, she was fortunate to travel the globe performing live on stage with special musical guests and talented actors.
Sue got to work alongside fab actors like Meryl Streep, Lili Tomlin, John C. Reilly and Kevin Kline in the 2006 Robert Altman film, A Prairie Home Companion.
Sue’s professional career started when she traveled from Tucson, Arizona to Garrison, Iowa to do summer stock theatre. That experience soon led to a move to Minneapolis in 1982. Once in the Twin Cities, Sue did improv comedy at Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop, local and national commercial voice over work, some film, some corporate entertainment, more theatre and then live radio.
In the past two years, Sue has rejoined the local theater scene at Mixed Blood Theatre in Barbecue, with Prime Productions in Little Wars and in the sold-out run of Sisters of Peace at the History Theatre.
Sue has also thoroughly enjoyed taking part in numerous play workshops at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis and has been cast in some fun and challenging roles in film and television, most notably ABC’s In An Instant and the Netflix series Lady Dynamite.
Recently, Sue added director/producer of audiobooks to her resume, enjoyed performing emcee duties for a variety of clients and has lent her radio theatre skills as a consultant/director to Teatro del Pueblo.
Sue is currently working on launching a podcast. Island of Discarded Women chronicles life on an island inhabited by determined women who are working to regain their self-worth and celebrate their strengths after having been dismissed, discounted or deleted by societal norms and gender road blocks.
The storyline unfolds through radio theater satire, original songs and inspiring conversations with women who share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles.
We’re off and running with our monthly LIVE taping of my new podcast, Island of Discarded Women! Every Second Sunday of the month we will be live at the new, NORD SOCIAL HALL. Our next live show is Sunday, July 14th! In the theater world, I’ll be performing in a fun, wacky play for the MN Fringe Festival this August: “Mad as Nell or How to Lose a Bly in Ten Days!” Check out all of the details in the Up Next sections of both the Theater and Podcast pages!