Jared Mezzocchi is a multimedia director and designer for theater and received his Masters of Fine Arts through Brooklyn College's Performance and Interactive Media Arts. He was awarded a Princess Grace Award in 2013 as the first projections designer to receive the honor. He has designed productions in New York City with 3-Legged Dog (Downtown Loop, SpyGarbo), Baryshnikov Arts Center (Robert Wilson’s On The Beach), HereArts (You Are Dead. You Are Here.), Builders Association (Jet Lag 2011), Rob Roth (Screen Test), and has toured nationally and internationally with Big Art Group (SOS, The Sleep, The People). Regionally, he has designed for Center Stage (Stones in his Pockets), Cleveland Playhouse (Breath and Imagination), Milwaukee Rep (History of Invulnerability, The Mountaintop), and CompanyONE (Astroboy and The God Of Comics). Locally in DC, he's designed for Woolly Mammoth (Totalitarians, Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety), Synetic Theater (A Trip to the Moon), Theater J (Race, Yellowface), and Studio (Astroboy and The God Of Comics). As a director, he has spent the last 6 summers directing original work at Andy's Summer Playhouse, located in Wilton NH (Donkey Xote, Dick Tracy, The Lost World, The BFG, The Little Prince, The Block). In 2011, he won Best Original Play at the New Hampshire Theater Awards for his writing and direction in The Lost World. Outside of theater, Jared co-designed with Guilio Cappellini for Design Week in Milan Italy, for Connect4Climate and Alcantara. and this year will design the entrance and immersive experience for a Surf Museum in Montauk, NY. Jared has also taught multimedia design courses at NYU's Playwrights Horizons and Brooklyn College's MFA program in Performance and Interactive Media Arts.
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.
Jared Mezzocchi nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award
Mezzocchi was nominated for his projection design work on Qui Nguyen's "Poor Yella Rednecks."
School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Assistant professor Jared Mezzocchi was nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for his projection design work on Qui Nguyen’s Poor Yella Rednecks. The Off-Broadway production was postponed due to COVID-19; stay tuned for new dates.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
TDPS faculty Jared Mezzocchi co-directs and designs projections for Round House Theatre's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies | Theatre Performance | Dance/Theatre Design and Production
Murder. Mystery. Mayhem. Math. What begins as an investigation into the grisly death of a neighbor’s dog results in a remarkable coming-of-age journey for 15-year-old Christopher Boone. A self-described “mathematician with some behavioral problems,” our narrator sees things differently than those around him and, like fractals in a kaleidoscope, each revelation exposes another puzzle for him to solve. As the audience follows Christopher’s brilliant yet dizzying mind, the full story unravels in a visually dazzling sequence of events onstage. Simon Stephen’s beloved Tony and Olivier Award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel challenges us to seek out the silver linings in ourselves—and others—as we make our way through the world.