NEWS AND UPDATES
Ahhh, the life of a freelance director...
Workshop after workshop, reading after reading, and if you're very lucky, you might actually get to play around in a real theatre.
HABITAT THEATRE DIRECTORS PLAYGROUND SHOWCASE
May 7, 2017
Whitney's six month residency with the Habitat Theatre's Directors Playground comes to a close on Sunday, May 7 with a showcase of THE NOCTURNIST, a new play co-created with Joshua Williams, based on the true story of an illegal immigrant forced to live in quarantine. Devised and performed by Jes Bedwinek, Peter Bradbury, Jacob Brandt, Dan Kublick, Rami Margron, Esau Mora, Paulo Quiros, and Olivier Sublet. Movement Direction by Selene Beretta, Costumes by Amanda Shafran.
Reserve tickets here.
PACE UNIVERSITY NEW MUSICAL WORKSHOP WITH STEVEN SATER
This January, Whitney directed a three-week development workshop of MURDER AT THE GATES, a new musical by librettist Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) and composer James Bourne (of the UK's McFly and Busted). Billed as a "murder mystery pop ballad," the musical was programmed as part of Pace University's New Musicals development series. Rob Hinderliter is producing.
A LASTING IMPRESSION AT NYMF
New York Musicals Festival (NYMF) has selected A LASTING IMPRESSION, a new musical by Zoe Sarnak and Emily Kaczmarek, for their flagship developmental reading series.
Featuring direction by Whitney Mosery and music direction by Benjamin Rauhala, the cast will include Jennifer Damiano (American Psycho, Next to Normal), Ciara Rene (Big Fish, Pippin), Candy Buckley (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Theo Stockman (American Psycho, American Idiot, Hair), Meghann Fahy, Ben Moss, and Krista Pioppi.
ORCHARD PROJECT NYC GREENHOUSE
February 9, 2018
Whitney has been selected for the first annual Orchard Project NYC Greenhouse residency!
The OP NYC Greenhouse is a new NYC-based accelerator for directors, writers, composers and other generative artists to seed ambitious and unexpected work, form new relationships and develop a new generation of theater.
Whitney will be using her time with the Orchard Project to develop FOREIGN BODIES, a new documentary musical about the intersection between germophobia and xenophobia.
Whitney Mosery is a New York-based, internationally-oriented theatremaker; often a director, sometimes a deviser, and more recently, a writer and co-creator.
The journey began at Princeton University, where Whitney graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Classical Mythology and Film History. After a quick detour to LA, life really took off in London...
In 2014, Whitney became the first American ever to receive a Masters in Theatre Directing from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Then she became the first Director in Residence at the internationally renowned Almeida Theatre. There began a two-year-long love affair with King Charles III and American Psycho the Musical, both of which she shepherded (as Associate Director) from their original home to the great stages of the West End and/or Broadway.
Whitney’s independent work has focused primarily on directing premieres of new plays and musicals, such as Girl From Nowhere by Victoria Rigby (St. James Theatre, London/Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Murder at the Gates, by Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) and James Bourne (Loserville); About Heroes by Juha Leppajarvi (United Solo); A Lasting Impression by Zoe Sarnak and Emily Kaczmarek (NYMF); The Bonapartes by Joshua Williams (Ars Nova’s ANT FEST); Last Words You’ll Hear based on Strindberg (Young Friends of the Almeida); Faster Higher Stronger Straighter by Damien Tracey (Dominion Studio); and Exit Johnny Clarke, based on his poems (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Whitney also directs her own adaptations of classics, including the midnight ritual/bonfire/danceparty/play BACCHANALIA based on Charles Mee and Euripides (Greece/UK/US) and a three-person M. Butterfly at RADA, adapted with support from playwright David Henry Hwang.
Right now, Whitney is back on Broadway as the US Associate Director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She is also putting together a US tour of Girl From Nowhere in support of Planned Parenthood, and co-creating FOREIGN BODIES, a new documentary musical about the drug resistance crisis, with Yve Blake (Fangirls) and Joshua Williams (At Buffalo). And perhaps most enjoyable of all: Whitney is a frequent directing mentor, guest lecturer and panelist, most recently at Princeton, NYU and RADA.
Director. Feminist. Nerd.
A classicist interested in modern interpretations of myths.
An intersectional feminist and a humanist.
A pop culture enthusiast and unabashed lover of magical realism and alternate histories.
A born and bred New Yorker, but at heart a soggy Londoner.
Reworking classic plays for contemporary audiences.
Nurturing new plays and musicals.
Amplifying unheard voices.
Cracking open conventions and traditions.
Colliding political and individual narratives.
Equal representation. Equal pay. Equal rights.