(Director) Originally from China, Mo Zhou is a theater and opera director based in New York City. She is currently the 2050 Directing Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop as well as the James Marcus Opera Directing Fellow at the Juilliard School, where she apprentices alongside Stephen Wadsworth. Prior to that, she has worked at Wolf Trap Opera, the Merola Opera Program with San Francisco Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Williamstown Theater Festival.
As an assistant director, Ms. Zhou has worked with Mary Zimmerman, Peter Kazaras, Nic Muni, Robert Longbottom, and among others. As the winner of the 2013 biannual OPERA America Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designers Showcase, Ms. Zhou presented her new production concept of Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah” at the annual Opera Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The final model and renderings are on exhibit in the design showcase at the National Opera Center in New York City.
Ms. Zhou graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in English and received her MFA degree in stage directing from Columbia University, under the tutelage of Anne Bogart and Brian Kulick. www.mo-zhou.com