Our colleague and dear friend Scott Dixon passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018. He spent the last two years living with cancer and has now journeyed on. Though still grieving, we count ourselves incredibly fortunate that he graced our stage and our lives for 18 years, enriching the common good for our audience and community.

Read Scott’s obituary:

In his final Caring Bridge post on November 1st, Scott shared how he hoped people consider his passing…

I do have one wish that I ask everyone to honor. When I pass, please do not use any variation of the phrase, “Scott lost his battle with cancer”. I didn’t lose. I won – by moving beyond where cancer can hurt me. I’m soulachingly sad that I have to leave you all in order to accomplish this, but apparently it must be.

Scott R. Dixon
photo: Peterson Creative Photography & Design

His legacy will live in our memories of his work on stage and his written stories and plays. And in remembering the many years he devoted himself to our company and our community, we’re reminded why we so often speak of “our Commonweal family.” Scott was a treasured member of our family and we will not be the same without him.

And I know that distance is only space and time, and for some of us…light. I am out of time. But light has never let me down. And so, I shift.”

—Lauren Gunderson, Silent Sky

We invite you to take a few moments to enjoy this retrospective of Scott’s work at the Commonweal.