A. Scott Parry's stage direction has been hailed by Opera News as "marvelous", "lively", "imaginative", and "spot-on". His productions have spanned an enormous range of repertoire, from West Side Story to Madama Butterfly and La bohème to La Cage aux Folles. He conceived of, designed and directed the world première production of 'I lavori d’amore persi', a compilation of music theatre fragments by Claudio Monteverdi for the Bloomington Early Music Festival as well as the newly composed absurdist opera 'The Pig, the Farmer, and the Artist' at La Mama's Off-Broadway in New York City. He has served on the faculty of Indiana University in Bloomington, where he had previously received his Master’s degree in Opera Stage Direction, and headed the Musical Theatre program at Mesa Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as having been a visiting professor at the New England Conservatory, Amherst College, Peabody Conservatory, and is currently Director of Opera and Lyric Theatre at The Ohio State University. As a composer, he premiered his quartet theatre song cycle 'On the Impracticality and Sure Impossibility of Perpetually Uncomplicated and Everlasting Love' at NYC's Singer's Forum and has recently completed an English language libretto adaptation of 'La mère coupable' by Beaumarchais, which is currently being set to music.