Theatre and Dance
Scot L. Bouillon
Master Carpenter, Faculty Assistant
Office Location: Scenic Studio Browne Hall
Office Phone: (309) 298-1554
Scot Bouillon came to WIU as the first Faculty Assistant – Scene Shop Technician (Master Carpenter) the department has had. 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.
As Master Carpenter, Scot helps to maintain the WIU Scenic Studio and the department's three performance spaces. His other duties include building and painting scenery, supervising student work crews during builds and assistant teaching classes where students are required work in the scene shop.
Since joining the staff in 2009, Scot has also designed and built the scenery for Western's Opera Workshop (Gianni Schicci & The Telephone) and Opera's touring show (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown). He also designed scenery for the theatre departments production of Arabian Nights and built scenic elements for the University Dance Theatre.
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 produtions. 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.