Moser adds to his 'professional development' with Nebraska Repertory Theater role
Joseph Moser, teacher at Pius X High School, will appear in ‘Mother Courage’ at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre this November.
A native Nebraskan, Joseph earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts and English at Nebraska Wesleyan University, and a M.F.A. from the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Minnesota. He has taught college theatre at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and at the University of Georgia. Joseph is in his twelfth year as an instructor at Pius X. In the past decade or so he has taught thousands of students in English, speech and theatre classes as a member of both the PXHS English Department and the Pius X Fine Arts Dept. As the Pius Theatre Director, Joseph has directed over 30 plays and musicals at PXHS.
On his role in ‘Mother Courage’
Moser: “The plays of Bertolt Brecht are always an ensemble piece of theatre. So, a lot of people doing a lot of things and playing a lot of different parts; I will play the role of the General, and other various roles, since it’s an ensemble piece of theatre. All the ‘old man parts … Ha.”
On his excitement of appearing in a production while still teaching
Moser: “First and foremost I have always considered myself a ‘Christian Artist,’ so, after college when I started getting work as a professional actor, here and there, I also realized that I missed the creative, stimulating atmosphere of an academic environment. And then after grad school and my formal training at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, I spent half of the 1990’s teaching college theatre and directing plays, as well as still “chasing the work” that actors and artists do, in Minnesota, in Georgia, in Los Angeles.”
“For the last decade and a half of living here in Lincoln, I have enjoyed working and teaching here at Pius X, and when some professional work as a performer comes my way, I still get very pumped up about the many opportunities that God continues to give me. “Chasing the Work” as an artist is different now, for me, as I have ‘become an old man.’ Opportunities like my acting gig at the Nebraska Rep. in November is a nice achievement for me, yes, but, arguably, it all can also be looked at as part of my ‘professional development,’ as an educator and theatre artist, here at Pius X.”
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