Scott Kaiser to Direct His New Play at Seattle University

Written by Laura Paskin
July 18, 2014

Shakespeare maven Scott Kaiser, longtime member of the artistic staff at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, heads to Seattle University to direct his new play, Love's Labor's Won. Kaiser will join the faculty as a guest instructor in the Theatre Department for the fall quarter and oversee production of the play.

Love's Labor's Won picks up where Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labor's Lost ends.

"Their courting abruptly suspended, the lovers vow to meet again in a year," Kaiser said, "but the death of the French King sparks a European war, delaying their reunion for four turbulent years. The couples meet again in Paris for the negotiation of an armistice, but hardship of war has changed them all. Will their relationships survive?"

In 24 seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Kaiser has worked on nearly 100 productions, including all 38 Shakespeare plays. In addition, he has directed, conducted workshops, and taught at conservatories and theatre companies throughout the United States.

Love's Labor's Won opens on November 13 and runs through November 23. Faculty working on the production are Professors Harmony Arnold, costume design, Carol Clay, set design, and Dominic Cody-Kramers, sound design.

Kaiser’s theatre production at Seattle University is made possible by the Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 37 minors, and 6 master’s degrees, including an MFA in Arts Leadership.