Scott Beckwith

Director of Stage AutomationSchool of Design and Production
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Scott Beckwith

Scott Beckwith joined the School of Design & Production faculty in 2016, after several years working as a navigator instructor, automation systems integrator, automation designer and automation operator.

He teaches Introduction to Theatrical Production, Welding I and Motion Control III and serves as faculty advisor for Automation for UNCSA’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.”


  • Navigator Instructor for Tait Towers, where he worked on Navigator Software Courses, including Introduction to Automation, Basic Navigator, Advanced Navigator, Axis I/O, Objects and Lace Attachments.
  • Automation Systems Integrator for Tait Towers, assembling, setting up, testing, training, maintaining and developing automation equipment for touring productions.

Career Highlights

  • Deck Automation Operator for Jersey Boys at the Palazzo Resort Hotel in Las Vegas: Operation, inspection, maintenance for performance and rehearsal of theatrical automation system with 14 effects powered by electrical motors and hydraulic cylinders.
  • Performer Flying Automation for Tarzan: The Broadway Musical” at Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York: Operation, inspection, maintenance for performance and rehearsal of 31 axis performer flying automation system.
  • Deck carpenter for first national tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie.



M.F.A. Stage AutomationUNC School of the Arts

B.F.A. Technical DirectionUNC School of the Arts