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Elizabeth Mozer

Associate Professor, Director of Studio Season



Elizabeth Mozer is an actress, director, deviser (theatre maker), writer and educator, with a specialization in movement. She conceived and wrote Castle on the Hill (published by Nextstage Press, 2023), which she directed and premiered at Binghamton University. Castle on the Hill, based on Mozer’s original one-woman play The Asylum Project, is drawn from the lives of patients of the Binghamton State Hospital; their stories are expressed both physically and verbally. Mozer performed The Asylum Project in New York City, Montreal, Boulder and throughout New York state. In 2019, Mozer performed The Asylum Project at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City, where it received the "Best Drama" award.

Mozer has been an original cast member in the Broadway productions Teddy & Alice, Dangerous Games and Victor/Victoria. As an active member of the Cherry Artists’ Collective in Ithaca, she has performed in Carbon (English language premiere), And What Happens If I Don't (world premiere) George Kaplan (English language premiere) and Blank (North American premiere). Other recent credits include Throat with Civic Ensemble and the film The Mental State. Regional theatre roles include Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Rebecca in Ashes to Ashes and Sonya in Afterplay. Mozer has performed in numerous Off-Broadway productions and has been in close to one hundred TV commercials, in dozens of on-camera and live business theatre productions, and has worked as a voice-over artist. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA and AGVA.

Mozer's directing credits include Triptych – an experience in three acts, Everybody, Dancing at Lughnasa, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone, The Burial at Thebes and A Chorus Line at Binghamton University. She devised and directed Preemptive Strike, in which she was also a cast member (BU), The Crow (PA), and A Place at the Table (NYC). Mozer is the founding artistic director of the movement-theatre company Theatre in the Flesh, originating such works as Blood & Honey and The August 9th Project. She recently took on the role of movement director for An Odyssey, a joint production of The Hangar Theatre and The Cherry Arts.

Mozer's creative research includes the embodied art of acting, somatic approaches to actor training, devising and performance, physical theatre, movement, creating and directing original theatre - both ensemble and solo works, the Meisner technique, auditioning and acting for the camera, theatre pedagogy and cross-disciplinary exchange. She has taught devising and movement at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC), and has taught physical acting and movement for actors at the Atlantic School, the Ted Bardy Studio and AMDA in NYC.

Mozer received her BA in Dance from SUNY College at Brockport and her MFA in Theatre Arts - Performance Pedagogy from the University of Pittsburgh. She has trained professionally with Laura Rikard and Theatrical Intimacy Education, Tina Landau, Anne Bogart and the SITI Co., Moisés Kaufman and Leigh Fondakowski and The Tectonic Theater Project, Stephen Wangh, Tim Phillips, Fay Simpson, Joan Evans, William Esper, Erika Berland, Wendell Beavers and Ethelyn Friend.


  • MFA, University of Pittsburgh
  • BA, State University of New York at Brockport

Research Interests

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Devising
  • Movement, Physical Theatre
  • Embodied and Somatic Practices
  • Physical Dramaturgy
  • Theater Pedagogy
  • Meisner Technique
  • On-Camera Technique

Teaching Interests

  • Acting Technique, Scene Study
  • Movement, Physical Theatre
  • Devising, Creating Original Theatre
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Embodied Acting
  • Meisner Technique


    • Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Faculty Fellow - 2024-2025
    • UUP Individual Development Award - 2024, 2022, 2019
    • Charles E. Scheidt Faculty Fellow in Atrocity Prevention - 2023-2024
    • Harpur College Teaching Award - 2023
    • Summer Scholars and Artists Program Mentor - 2023, 2018
    • Creator in Residence - Earthdance - 2022, 2016
    • "Best Drama" Award: The Asylum Project - United Solo Theatre Festival, NYC, 2019
    • Harpur College Faculty Research Grant - 2019
    • Harpur College Subvention Award - 2019, 2017
    • Conference Presentation Travel Grants - 2018, 2016
    • Artist Space Grant - Stella Adler Studio of Acting - 2017, 2016
    • Dean’s Research Semester Award - 2016
    • Integrated Artist Fellowship - Association of Theatre Movement Educators - 2016
    • Visiting Artist/Scholar Fellowship - Association of Theatre Movement Educators - 2015
    • Theatrical Intimacy Education: Educator Advocacy Program - 2023
    • Mental Health First Aid - 2023

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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae