JOHN MOSSMAN is co-founder of The Artistic Home, where he directed the Jeff Nominated Juno and the Paycock, Look Homeward, Angel, Marisol, and the critically acclaimed revival of William Inge's Natural Affection. He also recently directed the award winning feature film Into The Wake. Other productions include Landscape of the Body, the revival of Clifford Odet's Clash by Night, as well as Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest and Riders to the Sea by J.M. Synge. He also recently directed Shadow Of A Gunman for Seanachai Theater, for which he was named one of the top Directors of 2011 by WBEZ, and directed Julius Caesar for Lakeside Shakespeare Theater. He has written and directed several short films that have won top awards at numerous international film festivals, including the Artistic Home-produced Spaceman Dan's 243rd Flight. He has also directed the short films Draggage and Jell-Ohh Lady, featured in the American Cinematheque Series at LA's Egyptian Theater, and for which he received the Best Director of 2002 award at the Midwest Independent Film Fest. Documentaries include There's No Such Thing As Crazy, which received a Telly and a Voice Award for its potrayal of teenagers struggling with mental illness.
As an actor, he most recently appeared at Steppenwolf Theater in their production of The March. and at Seanachai Ensemble's In Pigeon House. He has appeared in The Artistic Home productions of Trouble In Mind, The Skin Of Our Teeth, in the title role of Modigliani, and as Macbeth at Lakeside Shakespeare Theater. He also appeared in The Artistic Home's critically acclaimed productions of Peer Gynt in the role of Peer, for which he received a Jeff Nomination and a Chicago Stage Talk Award, as well as in Arthur Miller's After the Fall in the role of Quentin. Other notable roles include Chicken in Kingdom of Earth, the title role in Tom Jones, Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Dickon in The Scarecrow, Claudio in Measure For Measure, Lanx in Angel City, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet at Actors' Theater of Louisville, Honeyman in A Walk In The Woods at Madison Repertory, and Jim in A Glass Menagerie with Celeste Holm.
For the past 8 years has helmed the Summer Filmmaking Mentorship Program, a filmmaking collaboration with Chicago Public Schools and IFP Chicago, which has resulted in two consecutive national Emmy Awards. In Los Angeles he appeared on television, and performed and produced theater at the Pacific Resident Theater Ensemble. He is the recipient of two Telly Awards, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently an instructor at The Artistic Home as well as in the Columbia College Film Department.
You can find more about John on his website, mossmanfilms.com