SCOTT MCPHERSON graduated from Ohio University. In 1981, he moved to Chicago, where he acted in The Normal Heart, and The House of Blue Leaves. He later joined the play writing group Chicago New Plays. He died of complications from AIDS on November 7, 1992, aged 33. Ohio University named a new theater space for him, while the Goodman Theatre and the Victory Gardens Theater have established an annual playwriting award in his name.