Mo Zhou is a stage director based in New York City. She has presented productions at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre Pittsburgh, Manhattan School of Music, and Simpson College Opera.
As an assistant director, Ms. Zhou has worked with Mary Zimmerman, Peter Kazaras, Nic Muni, Robert Longbottom, and among others. She also has had the honor of working on the North American premiere of Guo Wenjing’s groundbreaking chamber opera “Feng Yi Ting” (Phoenix Pavilion) at Spoleto Festival USA and Lincoln Centre Festival, directed by Atom Egoyan.
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 is the Apprentice Stage Director at the Merola Opera Program in the summer of 2015. She joins the Juilliard School as the Marcus Directing Fellow in the fall of 2015.
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.