Gregory Mosher (Fall ’14) 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, John Guare, and Edward Albee; countless leading actors; and directors including Peter Brook, Jerome Robbins, and Mike Nichols. Notable premiere productions include Six Degrees of Separation, Freak, Sarafina, the recent A View from the Bridge, and over twenty plays by Mr. Mamet including American Buffalo and Glengarry Glen Ross. In 2004, he established Columbia University’s Arts Initiative, a program to foster arts engagement across the university, and led it through 2010. Mr. Mosher is a 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.
At the Center, Mosher worked on the development of a production of the Antigone of Sophocles, to be performed in non-traditional venues in the schools and stressed areas of Nairobi, Johannesburg, and other cities beginning summer 2015. This modern dress, “empty space” production, performed by a young international company, had movement informed by ballet as a central component.