Gregory Mosher

Gregory Mosher is a director and producer of over 200 plays at the Lincoln Center and Goodman Theatres (both of which he led), on Broadway, at the Royal National Theatre, and in the West End. Colleagues have included playwrights Samuel Beckett, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet, Richard Nelson, Spalding Gray, Wole Soyinka, Derek Walcott, John Guare, David Rabe, and Edward Albee; countless leading actors, and directors including Peter Brook, Jerome Robbins, and Mike Nichols. Notable premiere productions include Six Degrees of Separation, John Leguizamo's Freak, David Rabe's Hurlyburly, Richard Nelson and Sean Davey's James Joyce's The Dead, the South African township musical Sarafina, and over twenty plays by Mr. Mamet, including American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, and Glengarry Glen Ross. Productions originating at Lincoln Center or the Goodman frequently extended or transferred for long runs, and were adapted into a dozen feature films, heard in casting recordings, and seen on both public and network television. The "membership" program he created as an alternative to traditional subscription-Lincoln Center Theater member tickets cost $10-has been widely imitated, including at the Royal National Theatre in London. His two original feature films played at the Venice, Deauville, Los Angeles and London film festivals.

In 2004, he was invited by Columbia president Lee C. Bollinger to create the Columbia University Arts Initiative, a program to foster student and faculty arts engagement across the university, and led it through 2010. In addition to providing wide access to NYC arts venues and supporting student and faculty ventures, the Arts Initiative organized special events such a the month-long presentation of Peter Brook's Tierno Bokar, and a semester's residency of playwright/president Vaclav Havel. Mr. Mosher is now Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University's School of the Arts, where one of his classes is devoted to finding new producing models for the 21st century. His adaptation and production of Sophocles' Antigone recently toured schools, community centers and other non-traditional venues in Nairobi, Cape Town, and Johannesburg. 


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