Out of Spite Theatre is the multi-award winning, critically acclaimed and internationally touring theatre company founded by Adam Scott-Rowley. The company strives to create confrontational, unsettling and form defying high-intensity theatre.

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Adam Scott-Rowley

Artistic Director

Adam trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He is an actor, performance practitioner, and director. He is the creator and performer behind the multi-award winning and internationally touring show ‘THIS IS NOT CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT’, which has developed a cult following and inspired a new generation of theatre-goers across the globe. Adam’s focus is rooted in defying traditional theatrical norms and creating confrontational, unsettling, and form defying high-intensity theatre.

As a practitioner, Adam runs an annual course at The Royal Danish School of Performing Arts where he teaches and directs his theatre and performance methodology; ‘The Sensitised Actor’. He has also taught at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, ArtsEd, and the National Youth Theatre. Adam is fascinated by the interplay of mindfulness, creativity, Buddhist psychology, and performance, and he utilises these elements in all aspects of his work. He is a qualified mindfulness practitioner and is authorised to teach mindfulness by the Mindfulness Association; having completed their Mindfulness, Compassion, Insight, and 2-year teacher training pathway. His teaching adheres to all aspects of the UK Good Practice Guidelines and he holds a Postgraduate Certificate in the Studies of Mindfulness from the University of Aberdeen.

​Adam is currently co-creating a one-man show with British theatre director Ned Bennett for production in 2022/3.

​Awards for Adam’s performance in THIS IS NOT CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT include: 2017 Offie Nomination for 'Best Male Performance', WINNER 'Stand-Out Performance at the Fringe 2017', WINNER 'Best Solo Performance at the Fringe 2017', and WINNER 'Show of the Week at VAULT Festival 2018'.