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Robert "Bob" Scogin


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Robert "Bob" Scogin Obituary
Scogin, Robert "Bob" Robert "Bob" Scogin passed away in Chicago on October 22, 2018 at the age of 80. He was the Artistic Director of ShawChicago Theater Company where he directed more than 60 productions in 23 years. Bob was an actor, teacher and director of classical theater for more than fifty years; appearing primarily in plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, Sheridan, Feydeau, Ibsen and Shaw. He appeared both on and off-Broadway and in regional theaters throughout the United States, including the American Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Connecticut, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theater, Missouri Repertory Theater, the Guthrie Theater, the Goodman Theater, Writer's Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. He was a founding member of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre where he appeared in more than 30 productions. He taught and directed Shakespeare and Shaw at Bradley University, Roosevelt University, and the Turkish State Theatre in Ankora and Konya Turkey. Bob was born in Moulton, AL on November 15, 1937. He a graduate of Florence State University, now North Alabama University, then served in the US Army in the 1960s, stationed in the US and Europe. He is preceded in death by his parents Allison Parker Scogin, Sr., Bessie Bowden Scogin, his brothers and sisters Allison Parker Scogin, Jr., William Scogin, Ralph Scogin, Lynn Grant Scogin, and Virginia Scogin Moland. He is survived by his sister, Frances Butler, several nieces and nephews, in addition to a legion of actors he trained, performed with and/or directed during his career. A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to ShawChicago Theater Company.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Oct. 31, 2018
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