Jeffrey Mosser is a director based in Chicago, IL.
He is a Founder and Core Member of Project: Project — a devising theatre dedicated to ensemble-based storytelling that blends scripted material with improvisation in site-specific and non-traditional spaces. Preferring creating to interpreting, they explore and experiment with form, participation, and the role of the audience.
Previously as Social Media and Community Outreach Director for the Plays for Presidents Festival he helped coordinate the largest election-year theatrical event in the United States since the Federal Theatre Project’s It Can’t Happen Here.
Favorite directing credits include Shiver: A Fairytale of Anxious Proportions1 1. A Phobic Folklorist Fugues the Fuck Out, How May I Connect You? (Or, Scenes in the Key of D:\) and What Are You Doing Here? with Project: Project, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents at Bad Habit Productions, T: An MBTA Musical (Broadway World Best Musical, Best Director 2011, 2012) at American Repertory Theatre’s Club Oberon, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (DASH: Best Director Nominee) at the Footlight Club, and Imagination and A Threepenny Space Opera at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Jeffrey prefers working on new plays and has a special affinity with physical and devised work, as well as improv and meta theatrics. He has trained with Liz Lerman, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Augusto Boal, ImprovBoston, Dominique Serrand, Giovanni Fusetti, Double Edge Theater, and the inmates from Shakespeare Behind Bars located within a medium-security prison. His ten-minute play Love, Death and Latex was a finalist for the 2012 Heideman Award, and has been performed at the Source Festival in Washington D.C. He has assisted or observed new play development at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, O’Neill Theater Center, Boston Children’s Theater, and Actors Theatre of Louisville with directors and playwrights including Aaron Posner, Jamie Castañeda, Trip Cullman, Anne Bogart, Kirk Lynn, David Catlin, Israel Hicks, Mark Masterson, and Sean Daniels.
Jeffrey is an MFA Directing Candidate at Northwestern University.