About

Christa Scott-Reed is an actor and director. She recently directed the first New York revival of William Nicholson’s Shadowlands, starring Daniel Gerroll, currently running at the Acorn Theatre. Christa’s acting credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour, Regional Theatre, Film and TV. She has performed at the Atlantic Theater Company, Irish Repertory Theatre, Mint Theatre Company, New World Stages, Keen Company, Urban Stages, McGinn-Cazale, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Paper Mill Playhouse, Barrington Stage, Denver Center Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Bucks County Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pioneer Theatre Company, and many more. Her film and TV credits include 30 Rock, The Impossibilities, Gossip Girl, 666 Park Avenue, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVUEden, Love Life, and As the World Turns. Christa is the Literary Manager for Fellowship for Performing Arts and a Part-Time Faculty Member at the School of Drama at the New School. She holds a BA in theatre from Whitman and an MFA in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory. Christa is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and SDC.  

 

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Reviews

Christa Scott-Reed commands the stage as Einstein’s inquisitor, the reporter, who has a story of her own to reveal. She’s a good balance for Dreyfuss and they work so well together.

– The Westfield News

Relativity, Hartford TheaterWorks (with Richard Dreyfuss)

Relativity, Hartford TheaterWorks (with Richard Dreyfuss)

Christa Scott-Reed has the physical bearing and snappy tone of Katherine Hepburn, peppering Dreyfuss’ Einstein with questions and accusations.

– Hartford Courant

Relativity, Hartford TheaterWorks (with Richard Dreyfuss)

Relativity, Hartford TheaterWorks (with Richard Dreyfuss)

Ms. Scott-Reed’s performance as Margaret Harding, the mysterious visitor was equal parts raw emotion and determination…a moving and thought-provoking night of theatre.

– Broadway World

Relativity, Hartford TheaterWorks (with Richard Dreyfuss)

Relativity, Hartford TheaterWorks (with Richard Dreyfuss)

Christa Scott-Reed steals the show as the unhappy mother of a bright, slightly nerdy 17 year old…Scott-Reed is the show’s biggest asset as an achingly sad mother…quietly emotional.

– The New York Post

The Talls, Second Stage

The Talls, Second Stage

Both [the costs of social conformity and the process of sexual awakening] are embodied in the show’s most arresting performance, Christa Scott-Reed’s turn as Anne…Scott-Reed makes Anne an appropriately maternal taskmaster in her opening scenes, then proceeds to unravel with skill and subtlety.

– Backstage

The Talls, Second Stage

The Talls, Second Stage

In one of the last scenes, Isabelle finally has a heart-to-heart with the tightly wound Anne –  brilliantly embodied by Scott-Reed – and these few minutes are more compelling than any before or after.

– Theatremania

The Talls, Second Stage

The Talls, Second Stage

Infinitely thought-provoking…Three actors play all the characters. Christa Scott-Reed achieves the most distinctly different interpretations, in roles ranging from a serene spirit guide to a ghost who does nothing but grumble…Three strong performances…consistently intriguing.

– New York Times

CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce, FPA at the Pearl Theatre & National Tour

CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce, FPA at the Pearl Theatre & National Tour

The three fine actors, jumping from character to character with the ease of acrobats, do full justice to Lewis’ text.  Scott-Reed is devastating as the grief-stricken mother, but the ease with which she handles much different characters gives the true measure of her skill….the performances are first-rate.

– D.C. Theatre Scene

 

CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce, FPA at the Pearl Theatre & National Tour

CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce, FPA at the Pearl Theatre & National Tour

The format gives the talented actors lots to do, and each of them rises superbly to the challenge.  Scott-Reed gives a particularly insightful, unnerving rendition of a ruthless social climber who drove her husband to a nervous breakdown, and whose idea of heaven is having him back under her thumb.

– D.C. Metro Theatre Arts

CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce, FPA at the Pearl Theatre & National Tour

CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce, FPA at the Pearl Theatre & National Tour

On Golden Pond features the finest performances I’ve seen on stage this season… Keir Dullea’s exceptional performance…depicts a throwback, yes, but also an emblem – if not an icon – of a past generation. As his long-suffering wife and daughter, Mia Dillon and Christa Scott-Reed contribute performances of equal magnitude. Dillon glows with adoration and matronly care, and Scott-Reed tempers the backlash from her hurt with slivers of vulnerability.

– Philadelphia Inquirer

On Golden Pond, Buck’s County Playhouse

On Golden Pond, Buck’s County Playhouse

It is Scott-Reed who is left to provide the welcome comic elements in the tale…she deftly adds sentiment-reducing comedy to the tale.  In an early scene she delivers a delightful duologue as Anne and a busybody neighbor: it epitomizes all that is best about this charming holiday production.

– Backstage

Beasley’s Christmas Party, Keen Company

Beautifully performed…A portrait on par with Cherry Jones’ in Doubt.

– New York Times (Jason Zinoman)

Marion Bridge, Urban Stages

Marion Bridge, Urban Stages

A remarkably nuanced portrayal…Scott-Reed infuses Theresa with warmth and humanity that never becomes saccharine and brings emotional weight to the nun’s crisis of faith.

– American Theatre Web

Marion Bridge, Urban Stages

Marion Bridge, Urban Stages

But what really fuels the play is the motor-mouth monologues of Diane – played by Christa Scott-Reed with verbal panache and claws-bared elan. Model-thin and dressed to kill, Scott-Reed is a sharp-elbowed Dream Factory combat vet.

– Seattle Times

The Little Dog Laughed, Intiman Theatre

The Little Dog Laughed, Intiman Theatre

Standing out for sure is Christa Scott-Reed as Diane. Her potency, control and grace on stage are truly awesome…the cast is an unstoppable force of comedic timing, grand power and brilliant clarity.

– The Broadway Hour: Seattle

The Little Dog Laughed, Intiman Theatre

The Little Dog Laughed, Intiman Theatre

Christa Scott-Reed seizes on the juicy role of Diane with gusto….using pitch perfect comedic timing…she takes full command of the stage, expertly delivering her deliciously crafted monologues…Christa Scott-Reed appears to effortlessly rise to the challenges of this role and gives a tour de force performance.

– Northlake News

The Little Dog Laughed, Intiman Theatre

The Little Dog Laughed, Intiman Theatre

Superb acting…Honour is deeply moving as performed by the excellent cast…Doman and Scott-Reed evolve from the uneasy tension of an interview into sexually charged flirtation by finely-calibrated degrees…{Scott-Reed’s] introduction of sexual references and carefully calibrated provocative poses are exquisitely portrayed.

– San Francisco Chronicle

Honour, Berkeley Repertory Theatre (with Kathleen Chalfant and John Doman)

Honour, Berkeley Repertory Theatre (with Kathleen Chalfant and John Doman)

Scott-Reed nails the stance of the predator…she crackles with the lust for ambition.

– San Jose Mercury News

Honour, Berkeley Repertory Theatre (with Kathleen Chalfant and John Doman)

Honour, Berkeley Repertory Theatre (with Kathleen Chalfant and John Doman)

It’s Christa Scott-Reed as Lady Dorothy India who dazzles with 1920’s verisimilitude as she dances and poses as one truly in love with adventure – especially if it’s slightly naughty. She reminds one a Diana Rigg at her controlled sexiest and most arch.

– The Advocate

Ring Around The Moon, Barrington Stage Company

Ring Around The Moon, Barrington Stage Company

Scott-Reed’s fabulously frenetic portrayal make it as exhilarating a phone chat as you’re likely to see on stage…her performance is a tour de force.

– San Diego Union-Tribune

The Food Chain, Old Globe Theatre

The Food Chain, Old Globe Theatre

Amanda is magnificently and manically portrayed by Christa Scott-Reed.  Scott-Reed commands the stage as the neurotic bride and poet.

– San Diego Daily Transcript

The Food Chain, Old Globe Theatre

The Food Chain, Old Globe Theatre

As Jacqueline, Christa Scott-Reed gave a virtuoso performance, her nervous cascades of language, her Piaf-inspired songs…all very French, very sexy.

– San Diego Union-Tribune

Limonade Tous Les Jours, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival

Limonade Tous Les Jours, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival

Charming and effusive…Piaf-inspired.

– New York Times

Limonade Tous Les Jours, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival

Limonade Tous Les Jours, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival

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