Jen-Scott Mobley

Dr. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
B.A. Theatre Arts Area Coordinator, Associate Professor of Theatre
202 Messick Theatre Arts Center
Mail Stop 553
East Carolina University

Jennifer-Scott Mobley- is a dramaturg, director, and feminist scholar whose work focuses on female-identified playwrights and the female body in performance. She holds a doctorate in Theatre Studies from the City University of New York Graduate Center and an MFA in Dramaturgy and Theatre Criticism from Brooklyn College. Her critical reviews and essays have appeared in Theatre Journal, Ecumenica, Fat Studies Journal of Body Weight and Society, The Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage, and The Routledge Anthology of Women’s Theatre Theory and Dramatic Criticism among others. In addition to co-editing Lesbian and Queer Plays form the Jane Chambers Prize (2019), and Cross-Cultural Feminisms: Plays from the Jane Chambers Prize (NoPassport Press 2023) She is author of the monograph Female Bodies On the American Stage: Enter Fat Actress (Palgrave 2014) and co-editor of Performing Dream Homes: Theater and the Spatial Politics of The Domestic Sphere (Palgrave 2019). She is an active member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) for which she served as Vice President and Chair for the 2022 conference: “Imagining the Possible: Practicing Reparative Creativity,” as well as a member of the American Society of Theatre Research (ASTR) for which she was co-program chair for the 2017 conference: “Extra/Ordinary Bodies: Interrogating the Aesthetics of Difference.” She is also a member of the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS), Literary managers and Dramaturg of Americas (LMDA), and the Women and Theatre Program (WTP), where she served as President and VP Conference Coordinator. For the past ten years she has been co-coordinator for the Jane Chambers Award for Excellence in Feminist Playwriting sponsored by WTP and ATHE which has recognized plays including Lisa Loomer’s ROE and Martyna Majok’s Queens. Recent directing credits at ECU include Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe. Prior to graduate work, Jen-Scott worked in LA, NYC, and regionally as an actor; among her favorite credits was her work at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival.


Ph.D., Theatre Studies, City University of New York

MFA, Dramaturgy and Theatre Criticism, Brooklyn College

BA, Theatre Arts, College of William and Mary



Theatre History, Script Analysis, Dramaturgy, Special Topics