Theatre and Dance

Scot L. Bouillon

Master Carpenter
Office: Scenic Studio Browne Hall
Phone: (309) 298-1554


Scot Bouillon is the Faculty Assistant – Scene Shop Technician (Master Carpenter) for the Department of Theatre and Dance at WIU. He graduated from Bradley University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Theatrical Production. During his time at Bradley, Scot worked as the student scene shop foreman and as a stitcher in the costume shop. He also assistant designed, co-designed, and designed scenery, lighting, costumes, properties and acted as technical director for mainstage productions. Bouillon also spent time working as a properties artisan for the Summer Studio Theatre Company and as a stitcher for the Gilmore Creek Summer Theatre.

During the fall semester of 2017, Scot earned his Welding Operator Certificate through Spoon River College. He plans to pursue his Advanced Welding Operator Certificate, during the Spring Semester of 2018.

As Master Carpenter, Scot helps to maintain the WIU Scenic Studio and the Theatre and Dance department's three performance spaces. His other duties include building and painting scenery, supervising student work crews during builds, and assisting the teaching of classes where students are required work in the scene shop.

Since joining the staff in 2009, Scot has designed scenery for the theatre department's productions of Arabian Nights and She Kills Monsters, and has produced scenic elements for the University Dance Theatre. He has also designed and built the scenery for 8 Western's Opera Workshop productions and a number of the Opera-on-Wheels touring shows. This includes designing and building the scenery for the original production of the opera The World is Round, composed buy the School of Music's Dr. Paul Paccione.

Between semesters and shows, he spends time designing and building organizational units for the shop and the performance spaces. He has also performed as a guest artist with the University Dance Theatre. Outside of his time at the university, Scot enjoys being on stage in theatrical and dance productions. His latest roles include the Kralahome, Prime Minister in The King and I and the part of the Nutcracker Prince in a ballet performance of The Nutcracker.

Theatre has become a major part of Scot's life and he looks forward to being a part of the theatrical community for many years to come.