Third-Year MFA Students

Jeffrey Mosser

Jeffrey Mosser
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Jeffrey Mosser is a theatre‐maker and co‐founder of Project: Project, where he co‐created and directed immersive events, adaptations, and documentary‐style performances including, How May I Connect You? (Or, Scenes in the Key of D:\). From 2010-2012 he served as Community Outreach Director for the Plays for Presidents Festival, connecting and producing 46 productions of the play 44 Plays for 44 Presidents across the United States. Currently in pursuit of his MFA at Northwestern University, he has directed O GURU GURU GURU... and Crime and Punishment as a part of the Lab Series and will be directing Twelfth Night in Winter 2017 for the Wirtz Mainstage.

Favorite directing credits include: Theatre for Two: The Wedding Party, Imagination (Actors Theatre of Louisville), T: An MBTA Musical (American Repertory Theatre’s Club Oberon) 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (Bad Habit Productions), Shiver: A Fairytale of Anxious Proportions (Project: Project), and bobraushenbergamerica (National High School Institute). He has trained with Dell’Arte International, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Double Edge Theatre, ImprovBoston, Augusto Boal, Giovanni Fusetti, Liz Lerman, Dominique Serrand, and the inmates from Shakespeare Behind Bars. In addition, he has contributed to new play development at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, O’Neill Theater Center, Boston Children’s Theater, Fresh Ink Theatre, and Boston Public Works while assisting and observing directorsand playwrightsincluding Jessica Thebus, David Catlin, Mary Zimmerman, Anne Bogart, Jamie Castañeda, Trip Cullman, Sean Daniels, Michael Lew, Kirk Lynn, Aaron Posner and Deborah Stein. In his downtime Jeffrey enjoys carving pumpkins.

Caitlin Lowans

Caitlin Lowans
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Caitlin is a theatre maker, director, and educator who loves heightened language and magical universes that explore and explode contemporary social issues. Caitlin is particularly excited about new work, unsung feminist work of the past, and working with kids. A New England native, Caitlin formerly served as Associate Artistic Director at Stoneham Theatre (now Greater Boston Stage Company) where she directed 25 Mainstage and 27 youth productions; favorites include Walking the Tightrope, a musical adaptation of Picnic at Hanging Rock, Romeo and Juliet, My Fair Lady, and William Inge's Picnic. World premieres include Cooper and Kim's Sunfish: the Musical at Stoneham, Ryan Landry's M and Psyched! for Huntington Theatre Company,  A. Nora Long’s Clytemnestriad and MJ Kaufman’s Outlaw Jean for FreshInk, as well as workshopping Kirsten Greenidge’s Tongue Tied Tight and Delivered for Huntington. Other recent projects include Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play and Silence by Moira Buffini at Northwestern, Avenue Q at Jean's Playhouse, and In the Summer House by Jane Bowles with Fort Point Theatre Channel. In her third year at Northwestern, she will direct Stellaluna (puppets! actor-musicians!) for ImagineU in fall 2017, and Meg Miroshnik’s The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls in spring 2018.

Lee ConradsLee Conrads

Lee Hannah Conrads is a Midwest-based director pursing her MFA at Northwestern. Previous directing credits include If We Were Birds and The Naked I: Insides Out (20% Theatre Company Twin Cities), Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (Carleton College), as well as No Exit, Medea and Winter House for her fledgling company The Amber Bastards. She has assistant directed in Chicago at Steppenwolf and Northlight, and in Minneapolis at Ten Thousand Things, Mixed Blood, and the Playwright’s Center. Previously at Northwestern, she directed The Burial At Thebes, Seamus Heaney’s translation of Antigone. Next, she’ll leave behind new versions of classic plays to return to her roots as a director of the bizarre and feminist with Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom in the Wirtz Center Mainstage Season. In what remains of her spare time she is trying to develop a hobby.


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