STEAM Salon with Jared Mezzocchi: "Creating a Zoom play in the time of plague & insurrection"
Powered by Research Commons at University Libraries. STEAM Salon is an informal series held in the STEM Library featuring faculty and student speakers in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics who engage and inspire our university community with their current research.
Please note that all Spring 2021 events will be held virtually via Zoom. Registrants will receive an event link in their confirmation email.
The Research Commons @ STEM presents a STEAM Salon with Jared Mezzocchi, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland's School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. Join us as we discuss Mezzocchi's newest work (a play written and produced for the Zoom format) Russian Troll Farm [trailer], described by the New York Times as a "trenchant workplace comedy about the folks who tried to promote Pizzagate, confuse Wisconsin and, ultimately, elect Donald J. Trump".
Playwright Sarah Gancher (link to bio) will also join the conversation to talk about how she approached the Zoom-tailored production.
Jared Mezzocchi is an Obie Award winning multimedia artist based out of Washington, DC. He is a resident artist at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in Washington, DC and has directed and designed at theaters across the U.S. including Milwaukee Rep, Portland Centerstage, Cleveland Playhouse, Arena Stage, South Coast Rep, National Geographic, National Gallery of Art, and Centerstage Baltimore.
Mezzocchi received his MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College and is currently on faculty at University of Maryland, College Park, where he built the Projection Design curriculum in the MFA Design Program. In Fall 2020, Mezzocchi continued work finishing his book, a multimedia designer’s method to theatrical storytelling, which will be published through Routledge in Spring 2021. Visit Jared Mezzocchi's website to learn more.
- Thursday, January 21, 2021
- 1:00PM - 2:00PM