Born in Minneapolis and raised in Chicago by Israeli-emigrÃ© parents, Jon Mozes is a writer and a performer living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Before moving south, Jon was in NYC, writing, performing and working in publishing. Before that he was in graduate school, in St. Louis, getting an M.F.A. in creative writing. And before that, well, doing a bunch of other things. Most recently, Jon performed with the NC Symphony Orchestra as part of their "Shakespeare in Music" series. He has also performed in NYC with the Water Theatre Company (Passengers); and in Chicago at the Northlight Theatre (Neoptolemus, The Wound and the Bow; Dov, Pastel Refugees); at the Victory Gardens Theatre (Nathan Leopold, Never the Sinner, Jeff Nominee—Best Actor); and in several productions with Roadworks Productions, of which he was a founding member. Jon has also worked in Chicago as a playwright and an adapter of literature for the stage with productions at Writers’ Theatre (Lot’s Wife, In the Heart of Winter, BomBarthelment), National Jewish Theatre (Fortune Cookies), Spertus Museum of Judaica (Palette, The Hidden Child, The Haunted Bird) and Bailiwick Repertory Theatre (11 Minutes Max!). In addition, Jon’s creative nonfiction work has been published in Under the Sun and his poetry in flashquake. He was also made a finalist in both Glimmer Train Stories’ "Family Matters" and River Styx's microfiction contests. He's currently working on stories and a novel, much of which is inspired by his family’s history and experience in Israel and Eastern Europe.