Elizabeth Mozer is a director, actress, deviser and educator, with a specialization in movement. She most recently created and is performing her original one-woman play The Asylum Project. The five-character devised work is based on the lives of patients of the Binghamton State Hospital. Their stories are expressed both physically and verbally. Upcoming, Elizabeth will be devising and directing another new play, Castle on the Hill, that will have its premiere at Binghamton University.
Elizabeth'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 and adaptations, 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.
Elizabeth's directing and choreography credits include Dancing at Lughnasa, Dead Man’s Cell Phone and Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone at Binghamton University, where she also directed A Chorus Line. She directed and devised Preemptive Strike - she was an actress in this as well (Binghamton), The Crow (PA), and A Place at The Table (NYC). Elizabeth is the Founding Artistic Director of the movement theatre company Theatre in the Flesh, based in New York City.
Elizabeth 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, Elizabeth is a member of the Ithaca theatre company The Cherry, performing in the North American premiere of Blank, and appeared in Throat with the Civic Ensemble. Other recent acting roles include Rita in The Overdevelopment of Scott at TheatreLab (NYC) and Elizabeth in the independent film Christopher. Elizabeth has been in close to one hundred TV commercials, has 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.
Elizabeth 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 & Training
- MFA - University of Pittsburgh, 2012
- BA - SUNY College of Brockport, 1982 (Dance)