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Vanessa Morosco


Vanessa Morosco

Vanessa Morosco

Vanessa is a New York-based director, actor, and ethicist. Directing credits include Imogen (aka Cymbeline), Equivocation (American Shakespeare Center); all-female Othello (Harlem Shakespeare Festival, Southwest Shakespeare Company); Henry VI Part I (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Macbeth (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Boeing Boeing (Fordham University); Pericles, Troilus and Cressida (Mary Baldwin University). Upcoming directing projects: As You Like It (Gateway Playhouse); Dance Nation (RedHouse Arts Center). Associate Director: Hold These Truths (New York’s Sheen Center, Barrington Stage, The Historic Theatre at Vancouver’s the Cultch). Choreography credits include Worth of Water (Off-Broadway), Dancing Lessons, One Man, Two Guvnors (Florida Studio Theatre); Henry VIII, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Much Ado About Nothing (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Romeo and Juliet, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Duchess of Malfi (American Shakespeare Center). Vanessa has been seen onstage in South Florida in Arcadia and The House of Blue Leaves (PBD), and Frost/Nixon and Disgraced (Maltz Jupiter Theatre). She also designs and delivers training programs using the tools of interactive drama to address issues of unconscious bias and equity, diversity, and inclusion for national and international corporations. Vanessa is member of SDC, AEA, and the League of Professional Theatre Women. She has an expertise in Shakespeare Original Practices, and holds an MA in ethics from Yale University.

Credits include: Hard Cell (Geva Theatre Center); Titus Andronicus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, What the Butler Saw (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Arcadia (PBD); Disgraced, Frost/Nixon (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest, opposite Siân Phillips (Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC); The Way of the World (Yale Rep); The 39 Steps, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry VIII (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); The Tempest, Henry IV Part 1 and Part 2, Henry VI Part 1, Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Lend Me a Tenor (Fulton Theatre); Around the World in 80 Days (Off-Broadway); One Man, Two Guvnors and Dancing Lessons (Florida Studio Theatre); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Folger Theatre); School for Scandal (PICT Classic Theatre); and seven seasons with the American Shakespeare Center, including Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and The Duchess of Malfi. Vanessa is also a director and teacher with an expertise in Original Practice Shakespeare, is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, and holds an MA from Yale in ethics.

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2019-2020 | Skylight
2016-2017 | Arcadia
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