Awards and Accolades

Winner of the 2016 Joseph Jefferson Award for his Direction of RENT
Five-time Joseph Jefferson Best Direction Nominee
SDC Obvservship Recipient with Marcia Milgrom Dodge - 2011
Berkshire Theatre Festival Directing Resident - 2011

Selected PRESS Clippings

Scott Weinstein - inarguably at this point one of the most visionary young directors on the rise in the city
— Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago
Director Scott Weinstein (among the most gifted musical theater directors now at work here) has staged what may well be the finest version of [Ragtime] ever mounted — the original 1998 Broadway production included. Hyperbole? Not at all
— Chicago Sun Times
Weinstein, a young director whose name has been attached to some very notable productions of late, is riding an impressive tide...Weinstein’s “Titanic” is a strikingly moving and rich experience...which never has sounded better to my ear, nor moved me more,
— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
You’d easily think that “She Kills Monsters” the clever, funny, moving, lively and delightfully geeky standout at this year’s Garage Rep at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, was entirely created by Buzz22 Chicago...The roles are so well-cast and the homemade theatricality so seemingly organic...Scott Weinstein’s production sits that easily on its likable performers’ bodies in motion.
— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Director Scott Weinstein uses his challenging space more richly than I’ve seen it used before. The show takes place everywhere; this is the first truly immersive use of this theater that I’ve seen. It’s as good as most anything in town right now...It’s wise, complex and really very moving. Funny, too. ✭✭✭ 1/2
— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune