About & CV

bio     Zoe Aja Moore is a Los Angeles-based artist and director who uses experimental and rigorous theatrical practices to make performance, theater, opera, and events. Her work engages the performing body as a radical channel of connection to disrupt canonical texts and inherited materials and reconstruct them through a feminized lens. Her work has been presented at venues including: The Tank, The Ohio Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Standard Hotel, The Ace Hotel, Bootleg Theater, The LAX Festival, REDCAT, home LA, Los Angeles Road Concerts, ltd los angeles, and National Sawdust. Zoe is a member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab and holds an MFA in Directing from the California Institute of the Arts, where she is currently on faculty in the School of Theater.


Zoe Aja Moore 505.577.2817 mobile zoeajamoore.com zoeaja@gmail.com


Education and Training


2011 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (MFA)  

2008   SITI Company Suzuki and Viewpoints Training

2004 The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (BA,Theater and Gender Studies)



2017 Caldera Arts, Sisters, Oregon

2016   CAP UCLA, LA, CA

2008 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, NY, NY

2007   Williamstown Theater Festival



2012-current California Institute of the Arts, School of Theater, Valencia, CA


Selected Projects

2017 Lulu, Automata, LAX Festival

2017 Tragedy (an opera in collaboration with Julia Holter and Yelena Zhelezov), National Sawdust, NY, NY

2016 making space, homeLA, LA, CA

2016 Sad Girl (In Development in residence with UCLA CAP and LAPP), LA, CA

2015 Streetcar Named Desire, LAX (Live Arts Exchange) at the Bootleg Theater LA, CA

2014 Dedicated to a True Lover, LAX (Live Arts Exchange) at the Bootleg Theater

2014 The Series at the Ace Hotel, DTLA  LA, CA

2014 There Be Dragons by Aleshea Harris, California Institute of the Arts, Guest Director

2013 Caucasian Chalk Circle, (text by Bertold Brecht Co-Director with John Gould Rubin)

Guest Director NYU/Stella Adler, NY, NY

2012 Galatea, California Institute of the Arts, Guest Director

2012 Hedda Video, Highways Performance Space, LA, CA

2012 Solstice: The Series at the Standard DTLA, LA, CA

2011 Looking for Lovborg (an experiment with Hedda Gabler) RedCat Studio, LA, CA

2011 For Matta Clark, LA Road Concerts, LA CA

2011 Story of the Eye (an electronic opera with Kevin Blechdom) CalArts

2011 In Transit: The Series at the Standard DTLA, LA, CA

2011 Summer Eyes , Walker Arts Center, Summer Series, MN

2011 Desire Under the Elms (text by Eugene O’Neill), Walt Disney Modular Theater

California Institute of the Arts

2010 At Sundown, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK/Son on of Semele LA, CA

2010   The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (text by Rainer Werner Fassbinder,

California Institute of the Arts

2008 Chew You Like Ice, (text by Jesse Cameron Alick), Ohio Theater, NY, NY

2007 Home Baking Made Easy (Devised with Lucy Alibar), Williamstown Theater Festival


2007 Mommy Says I’m Pretty on the Insides (text by Lucy Alibar) Williamstown Theater Festival

2007 Juicy and Delicious, (text by Lucy Alibar), The Tank, NY, NY













Desire Under the Elms