Jared Mezzocchi is a multimedia director and designer for live performances. A recent winner of the Princess Grace Awards as their first Projections Designer to be awarded such an honor, he is currently designing Natsu Onoda’s adaptation of A TRIP TO THE MOON at Synetic Theater. In NYC, Jared has video designed for Big Art Group, Rob Roth, Meghan Finn, The Builders Association, 3 Legged Dog, New Georges, and HERE Arts Center. Jared has also recently designed projections for Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Powerhouse Theater, UNC Chapel Hill’s Process Series, and several productions in the local DC area through Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, Studio Theater, Arena Stage, Synetic Theater, and Georgetown University. Jared has a continued relationship with Caden Manson’s Big Art Group, touring nationally and internationally with the company’s productions of THE PEOPLE, FLESHTONE, SOS, THE SLEEP, CITYRAMA (Yerba Buena Festival SF, Vienna Festival Austria, Berlin and Hamburg Germany, Toulouse France, Lubjiana Slovenia, Montreal Canada, and Torino Italy).
Jared also continues to direct multimedia theater every summer at Andy’s Summer Playhouse in Wilton, NH (The BFG, The Lost World, Dick Tracy, Donkey Xote), and continues to direct original works throughout the NYC area (Stoplight 2007, Projectionist 2010, Poppa God Bless 2011/12). Jared is a member of the HARP Residency at HERE Arts Center in NYC, where he will be designing Christine Evans’ YOU ARE DEAD. YOU ARE HERE. in June 2013 and TRADE PRACTICES with Kristin Marting in Fall 2013. Jared has also taught multimedia courses at NYU’s Playwrights Horizons and the Performance and Interactive Media Arts MFA program at Brooklyn College.
EDUCATION / TRAINING:
M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts, Brooklyn College, 2009
B.A. in Theater and New Media: Film, Fairfield University, 2007
HARP Resident at HERE ARTS CENTER, New York City
Returning Writer/Director at Andy’s Summer Playhouse, NH
Group Member, Video Programs Designer with Big Art Group
AWARDS / RECOGNITION:
2012 Princess Grace Award Winner, Theater Scholarship, First Projections Designer
2011 Best Original Playwright, NH State Theater Awards, THE LOST WORLD (Andy’s Summer Playhouse)
VIMEO MUSIC VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK, Chad Kotchy’s “Sometimes I Get Down” (Director, 2010)
The most recent and upcoming projects include video designs for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), HERE Arts Center NYC (Christine Evans’ You Are Dead. You Are Here., TRADE Practices), Milwaukee Repertory Theater (The Mountaintop), Synetic Theater (A Trip to the Moon) Studio Theater (Astro Boy and the God of Comics), Big Art Group (SOS, The Sleep, The People), Process Series at UNC (Poppa God Bless). While in NYC, Jared worked as an in-house Media Designer at 3-Legged Dog and for several years as the resident Video Designer at Santo’s Party House in Lower Manhattan where he produced live video and projection work for hundreds of bands and DJs such as Q Tip, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Of Montreal, The Noisettes, Washed Out, and Andrew W.K.