Ava Lee Scott is an actor and artistic director born in Brooklyn, New York. In grade school she became the storytelling champion of her district and was selected to meet the Supreme Court Justices in Washington, DC, while there she was asked to participate in a staged courtroom drama, cast as a Supreme Court Judge; the acting spark in her caught full flame. Formal training began at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, classical theater studies followed at The New School and Southampton College with Alec Baldwin, where he cast her as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire and finally the Sanford Meisner technique with William Esper 2001-2004 and with Maggie Flanigan 2007-2010. She supported her training by doing commercials and stunt work in blockbuster movies and television. From 2011 through 2017, Ava created and performed as the Gypsy Alchemist Annabella in the Off Broadway show Sleep No More, and a children's show called Potions & Planting. In addition to the Off Broadway show, she performed in over 30 Shows from 2011 to 2017 produced at The McKittrick Hotel. In 2014, Ava created Serenade; an immersive musical production based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, she wrote the book and lyrics and played the lead character Lilith. In 2002, Ava produced and directed a documentary called Urban Survivors about children surviving in the streets of Rio de Janiero, Brazil. In 2004, she wrote and directed Posttags, a short film about a veteran surviving with PTSD. From 2011 through 2017, Ava created and produced several Storytelling events hosted by New York's theater community of actors, artists and playwrights. In 2011, she wrote a play called DORM about women prisoners in Rikers Island. In 2014, she wrote a fable and short film about the Brooklyn Bridge called Emily was here; in homage of Emily Warren Roebling, who helped with the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. In 2017; Ava created Tennessee on Hudson, an immersive theater experience based on the life of Tennessee Williams and his plays, she played Blanche.
Ava is the Founder and Co Artistic Director of Actors Theater of NYC, also known as ATNYC.
ATNYC is a multidisciplinary acting company. We develop and produce original and traditional diverse works of art in theater, immersive theater, film and multimedia.
Ava's inspiration are Anne Frank, Rosa Parks, Albert Einstein, Bruce Lee, Edgar Allan Poe, Martin Luther King, Marina Abramovic, Eleonora Duse, Rainer Maria Rilke, Martha Graham, Anaïs Nin, Ava Gardner, Ridley Scott, Maya Angelou, John Cassavetes, Tennessee Williams, Walt Whitman, Robert De Niro, Elon Musk, Michael Bloomberg and her mother who continues to guide her. Ava's mentors are William Esper and Maggie Flanigan with whom she trained the Sanford Meisner technique in acting.
Ava lives in New York and works as an actor in film, tv, virtual reality and theater.