Original scripts for youth, school and community theatre productions written by Bill Scurato


Bill Scurato, also known as Anthony W. Scurato, was an educator whose career included 40 years in New Jersey public education.  His work included engagement as a speech correctionist, classroom teacher, instructional supervisor, college adjunct and district administrator.  Scurato was the founder, along with his wife, Carolyn Scurato, of the Country Gate Playhouse, a community theatre located in Belvidere, New Jersey.  Established in 1972, Country Gate has provided cultural and educational opportunities for the local community for nearly 40 years.  In addition to acting in and directing numerous productions at the Playhouse, Scurato  authored a series musical production opportunities for young performers.  These included Tom Sawyer, That Weird Kid , Pollyanna, and The Princess Mystery.  Scurato wrote and directed a score of mystery dinner theatre productions.  These scripts have been produced throughout the United States and have  enjoyed a few overseas engagements.  Also, he wrote and produced a two part theatre vehicle in deference to his home state called Jersey Diner.  In 2012 he wrote, directed and acted in Orson’s Path, an homage to theatre and film director, Orson Welles.  In 2013 he published an iPad textbook, based on his play,  Orson's Path.   Scurato was known to local radio audiences through the ’80’s and ’90’s  on WCRV AM, licensed to Washington, New Jersey.