Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Jared Mezzocchi

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Washington, D.C.
MacDowell Fellowships: 2017, 2020

Jared Mezzocchi is a playwright who has recieved the Obie, the Lucille Lortel, and the Henry Hewes Design Award in 2017 for his multimedia work in New York. In residence, he finished a draft of his theatrical multimedia script Playing For Life: Art Under Tyranny, which brought six survivors of oppressive societies together to create a new work based on Nathan The Wise, the first production of The Judische Kulturbund: a Jewish art community that was commissioned to make performances during the Holocaust. Mezzocchi used archival interviews and documentation of The Kulturbund matched with contemporary interviews of artists in similarly oppressive cultures today to form a whirling dervish of an immersive multimedia experience.

Studios

Cheney

Jared Mezzocchi worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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