Jared Mezzocchi


Jared Mezzocchi (Design Wing Mentor) is a two-time OBIE Award-winning theater artist, working as a director, multimedia designer, playwright, and actor. Mezzocchi’s work has appeared at notable theaters nationwide, including The Kennedy Center, Geffen Playhouse, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth (company member), Manhattan Theater Club, Vineyard Theater, En Garde Arts, HERE Arts, Portland Centerstage, Cleveland Playhouse, South Coast Rep, GEVA Theatre, and many more. In 2016, he received his first OBIE, Lucille Lortel and Henry Hewes Award for his work in Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone at the Manhattan Theatre club. In 2020, the New York Times spotlighted his multimedia innovations alongside the pandemic work of four other theater artists, including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paula Vogel. His directorial work on Sarah Gancher’s live-digital production Russian Troll Farm was also celebrated as a New York Times critic pick and praised for being one of the first digitally native successes for virtual theater. In 2023, this digital production of Russian Troll Farm won Jared his second OBIE as director and multimedia designer. Mezzocchi is a two-time Macdowell Artist Fellow, a 2012 Princess Grace Award winner, and is an Associate Professor at The University of Maryland, where he created the curriculum for the multimedia track within the MFA Design program. Mezzocchi has a BA in theater and film from Fairfield University, and an MFA in performance and interactive media arts from Brooklyn College. He grew up in New Hampshire and returns every summer to serve as Producing Artistic Director of Andy’s Summer Playhouse, an innovative children’s theater producing original work by professional artists from across the country.

Role with GPTC: Design Wing Mentor