Originally from China, Mo Zhou is a stage director based in New York City.
Having directed for the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Showcase Scenes, Ms. Zhou continues the 2018-19 season directing Orphée aux Enfers at the Juilliard School and The Feign Courtesan at School of Drama of The New School. In addition, she will join the directing staff at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Houston Grand Opera, where she will assist Laurent Pelly on Cendrillon and Kasper Holten on Don Giovanni respectively.
Recent work includes working as directing staff with the Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera as well as directing the world premiere of Hanlon/Kelly's outdoor children's opera Listen, Wihelmina! with Wolf Trap Opera. Prior to that, she has spent two years as James Marcus Directing Fellow at the Juilliard School, working alongside Stephen Wadsworth. In addition she had completed directing fellowships with Wolf Trap Opera, the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera Center, the Glimmerglass Festival, New York Theater Workshop, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theater Festival, to name a few.
Mo is a 2016-18 Time Warner Directing Fellow at the WP Theater, a 2050 Directing Fellow with New York Theater Workshop, and was the leading artist of the winning team of OPERA America Director-Designers Showcase 2013 for her production concept of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah.
She studied English and Theater at Bowdoin College and completed her MFA in Stage Directing from Columbia University, under the tutelage of Anne Bogart.