Lois Moses, M.F.A., J.D., M.A.
Lois Moses, Esquire is an Actress, Poet, Clinician, Filmmaker, Director, Playwright and Lawyer. She earned her Master’s in Fine arts in Acting at UCLA. She is an award-winning filmmaker for her short film titled, “And They Jumped into the Water…Some” which premiered at Optik Illusion, Films to the People Festival and Scribe Video’s Street Movies and was recently licensed by NBC Studios Production of "Grand Crew" for it's network debut. Lois’ acclaimed play, “Say That He Had More Than a Dream” debuted at First World Theatre in Philadelphia, PA on September 30, 2016, and toured at the Match Theatre in Houston August 2017, and was nominated by Broadway World.com for Best New Work in 2016. (This piece, in pertinent part, chronicles the last years of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life after his controversial “Beyond Vietnam” Speech at Riverside Church, in April 1967) Mrs. Moses has toured and performed extensively throughout the United States, in addition to directing and performing in three Off-Broadway shows in New York. She has published three collections of poetry entitled, “Not Just Another… Black/Woman”, “Missing Pages… (Women Behind the Glass Door)”, “A Timely Trinity”, and a Self-titled spoken word CD. Mrs. Moses is an executive member of the SIFTMedia 215 a Woman of Color Film Collective in Philadelphia, and is currently working on a miniseries entitled, “Epistles of Love: The Gospels According to Edgar and Clara” a love story based on the true story of her ancestors. She is also a Board member of the Big Picture Alliance, whose mission is to engage, educate and empower Philadelphia youth through filmmaking & digital media arts and she sits as Board President of Extended Play, a Non-Profit for film and media artists of Pennsylvania with a new focus on Women of Color.