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Elizabeth Mozer

Associate Professor

Theatre

Background

Elizabeth Mozer is a director, actress, deviser and educator, with a specialization in movement. Most recently, Mozer conceived and wrote Castle on the Hill, which she directed and premiered at Binghamton University (BU). The production is based on Mozer’s original one-woman play The Asylum Project, drawn from the lives of patients of the Binghamton State Hospital. Their stories are expressed both physically and verbally. Elizabeth has performed The Asylum Project in NYC, Montreal, Boulder and throughout NY State.

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 with an emphasis on collaborative ensemble works, the Meisner technique, on-camera acting, theatre pedagogy and cross-disciplinary exchange. She teaches devising in the Physical Theatre Intensive 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's directing and choreography credits include Dancing at Lughnasa, Dead Man’s Cell Phone and Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone at BU, where she also directed A Chorus Line. She devised and directed Preemptive Strike (at BU where she was also a cast member), 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.

Mozer has been an original cast member in the Broadway productions Teddy & Alice, Dangerous Games and Victor/Victoria. Regional theatre roles include Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Rebecca in Ashes to Ashes and Sonya in Afterplay. Locally, Mozer is a member of the Ithaca theatre company, The Cherry Arts, performing in the North American premiere of Blank and appearing in Throat with Civic Ensemble. Other recent acting roles include Rita in The Overdevelopment of Scott at TheatreLab (NYC) and Elizabeth in the independent film Christopher. Mozer has been in close to one hundred TV commercials, performed 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 received her BA in dance from SUNY Brockport and her MFA in theatre arts - performance pedagogy from the University of Pittsburgh. She has trained professionally with 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 and Wendell Beavers.

Education

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

Research Interests

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Devising
  • Somatic Practices
  • Physical Theatre
  • Theater Pedagogy
  • Meisner Technique

Teaching Interests

  • Acting Technique
  • Scene Study
  • Movement
  • Devising
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Embodied Acting

Awards

  • Conference Presentation Travel Grants - 2016, 2018
  • Harpur College Subvention Award - 2017
  • Artist Space Grant - Stella Adler Studio of Acting - 2016, 2017
  • Creator in Residence - Earthdance -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

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae