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John Moletress Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
March 15
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
John Moletress is a multi-disciplined artist who collides the cerebral and the visceral in performance through collaborations with artists of mixed disciplines, cultural backgrounds and intentions of artistic expression. His primary focus is the deconstruction of Western ideology by way of an ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 15

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
John Moletress is a multi-disciplined artist who collides the cerebral and the visceral in performance through collaborations with artists of mixed disciplines, cultural backgrounds and intentions of artistic expression. His primary focus is the deconstruction of Western ideology by way of an ... (read complete bio)

John Moletress is a multi-disciplined artist who collides the cerebral and the visceral in performance through collaborations with artists of mixed disciplines, cultural backgrounds and intentions of artistic expression. His primary focus is the deconstruction of Western ideology by way of an intercultural dialogue which explores the architecture of contemporary life through a deep understanding of the human condition.

He is the Founding Director of force/collision, a performance ensemble dedicated to collaboration and interdisciplinary work. Additionally, he is an associate artist at Steel River Playhouse in southeastern Pennsylvania, an educator for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Previously, he was awarded the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre for his co-founding of Factory 449, for which he directed two world premieres and one regional premiere. As a writer, he has contributed articles to Theatre Communications Group’s 2013 Annual Conference, HowlRound and the Station Nightclub Fire Memorial.

He has directed premieres by such playwrights as Erik Ehn, Caridad Svich, Craig Wright, Neil Labute, Winter Miller and Chiori Miyagawa, as well as having work performed at Arena Stage, La MaMa ETC, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Stages Repertory Theatre and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He has been a multiple recipient of funding awards from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Creative Communities Fund, as well as a finalist for the prestigious Washington, DC 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence.