Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
Chair of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts
Director of Theatre Admissions
B.F.A., Boston University
M.F.A., The Theatre School, DePaul University
In New York, Professor Mold has been the stage director for Hamlet and Macbeth at the American Globe Theatre for the What Makes Shakespeare Great lecture/reading series. For the annual 15-Minute Play Festival produced by the Turnip Theatre and American Globe he has directed the new play Action & Reaction by Jo-el Doty. As a stage director, he has collaborated with the opera composer Brad Detrick on The Yellow Star: A Little Light Dispels Great Darkness, for the world premiere staged concert version at The Museum of Jewish Heritage and for a second concert production for the Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies at Iona College, Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium. Other New York credits include new plays by Louise Rozett: Break for On the Leesh Productions and Social Progress at Naked Angels; the cabaret performer Carol Alston-Abercrombie in 66% Sondheim, Truly Content and A Christmas “Carol,” all at the Triad Theatre; Blessing’s Down the Road for Third Eye Repertory and Kafka’s Report to an Academy, co-directed with Gunter Meisner at the Gene Frankel Theatre. Professor Mold is the former artistic director of New Theatre, a theatre in Boston dedicated to the development of new American plays. In Boston, he also directed for the Open Door Theatre, the Alley Theatre, the New Ehrlich Theatre, and was a co-founder and co-artistic director of The Theatre Company, Inc. In Chicago, he directed at DePaul University and worked as a dramaturg with the Bailiwick Repertory and the Goodman Theatre. In Indianapolis, Professor Mold directed plays at Edyvean Repertory and Butler University. Stage directing credits include plays by Barrie Keefe, Vaclav Havel, Maria Irene Fornes, Eugene O’Neill, Sam Shepard, and August Strindberg, as well as the opera Dido and Aeneas, Sondheim's A Little Night Music and the world premiere of the musical Woman King. Professor Mold has worked extensively in new play development and has directed premiere performances of Han't, Double Vision, Daylight in Exile, St. Andrew's Eve, Hang Tough and Seven Day Wonder. MMC stage directing credits include Bogosian’s suburbia, Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, The Seagull by Chekhov, Miller’s The Crucible, Paul Green and Richard Wright’s Native Son: The Biography of a Young American (an adaptation of Wright’s novel), John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath adapted by Frank Galati, George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara, and Geography of a Horse Dreamer by Sam Shepard. In addition, each spring he directs the department’s Senior Scene & Monologue Showcase. Professor Mold has taught drama and acting in the Special Studies program at the renowned Chautauqua Institution, acting and directing at Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University, dramatic literature at DePaul University, acting at American Musical and Dramatic Academy, the Commonwealth School, and the New Ehrlich Theatre Conservatory in Boston where he was the Education Director. He has conducted master classes and workshops on auditioning for college theatre programs in Chicago, Dallas, Orland, San Francisco and West Palm Beach, and lectured on the topic for Denise Simon’s Actors Workshop and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. His is views and advice on auditioning for college theatre programs, directing, and preparing to be a professional actor have been published in The New York Times, Stage Directions magazine, BackStage, and in the publications Tackling College Admissions: Sanity + Strategy = Success and I GOT IN! The Ultimate COLLEGE AUDITION GUIDE for ACTING and MUSICAL THEATRE. Professor Mold served as the first elected vice president of the College’s Faculty Council from 2007-2010.
Achievements in Scholarship and Service
Other Professional Activities
Productions & Presentations
Stage Director, Marymount Manhattan College Senior Showcase: Scenes & Monologues 2010, Theatre at St. Peters, 619 Lexington Ave., New York, NY, May 12 & 13, 2010.
Stage Director, Action and Reaction by Jo-el Doty, 15-Minute Play Festival, Turnip Theatre Company and American Globe Theatre, New York, NY, 10036, April 25, 2010.
Stage Director, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, staged reading for What Makes Shakespeare Great, lecture/reading series, American Globe Theatre, New York, NY, 10036, October 26, 2009.
Coordinator and moderator for Senior Seminars presented for graduating MMC seniors in Theatre Arts. Seminars focus on the business of the acting profession: Headshots & Resumes with photographer Jeremy Folmer, February 12, 2010; Actors Equity Association with Tom Miller, Education Outreach Coordinator of AEA, March 12, 2010; How to Get & Keep An Agent with Tony Nation of Actors Connection, March 19, 2010; MMC Theatre Arts Alumni Panel, March 26, 2009;
Faculty, Special Studies, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, New York, Acting Basics, July 27-29, 2009.
Workshop Leader, Acting Basics, Long Branch High School, Long Branch, NJ, November 4, 2009.
Workshop Leader, Acting Basics, Senior Showcase Weekend, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Dallas, TX, November 21, 2009.
Interviewee, Immersing to Emerge, Stage Directions magazine, December 2009.
Vice President, Faculty Council.
Director, Theatre Recruitment & Admissions.
Coordinator, Directing concentration, BA in Theatre Arts major.
Member, Middle States Review Steering Committee.
Member, Middle States Review Committee on Resources.
Member, Enrollment Management Committee.
2007-2008 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2008-2009 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2009-2010 Achievements in Scholarships and Service