Joey Rizzolo’s theatrical work is didactic and episodic. He gravitates towards Epic theater plays and all the challenges inherent to their staging.


Butterflies are Free by Leonard Gershe (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, 2019)
Hal by Collin McConnell (NSD, 2019)
Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltès (NSD, 2018)
Romeo and Juliet (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival), 2018)
Henry IV, Part One
(NSD, 2018)
by Miles Orduña (NSD, 2018)
Hell’s Belles by Joey Rizzolo (NSD, 2017)
Life by Charles L. Mee  (Project Y, 2017)
Dancing Shoes by Collin McConnell (NSD, 2017)
Pickles by Conlan Carter (NSD, 2016)
Daisy by Mallory Jane Weiss and Collin McConnell (Tectonic/NSD, 2016)
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind * (New York Neo-Futurists, 2004-2016)
Bible Study for Heathens
 by Yolanda K. Wilkinson * (New York Neo-Futurists, 2016)
On the Street Where I Live
 by Charles L. Mee (New York Neo-Futurists, 2015)
24 Hour TML (New York Neo-Futurists, 2014)
Mute *
(New York Neo-Futurists, 2014)
The Cradle Will Rock
 by Marc Blitzstein (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, 2012)
365 Plays / 365 Days Festival (New York Neo-Futurists, 2007)


Heemang by Hyojin Park (William Cusick, 2019)
Character Breakdown by Mallory Jane Weiss (NSD, 2019)
Why I Went Away… by Rob Neill (Neill/Rizzolo/NYNF, 2019)
Keys by Collin McConnell (NSD, 2018)
by Collin McConnell (NSD, 2018)


Romeo and Juliet
  (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, 2019)
Picnic by William Inge  (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, 2019)
Macbeth  (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, 2016)
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival), 2015)
Bus Stop
by William Inge (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, 2012)
Hamlet  (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, 2011)
Henry IV, Part One  (Black River Theater Co., 2000)

14th Annual NYIT Awards,
ceremony script  (NY Innovative Theater, 2018)
24 Hour TML (New York Neo-Futurists, 2014)
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind * (New York Neo-Futurists, 2006-2016)
Tempos Umbra (New York Neo-Futurists, 2012)
Locker #4173B * (New York Neo-Futurists, 2011)
Union Square † (Crossroads Theater Co., 2005)

Adjunct instructor of theater and film, St. John’s University (2001-2006)
Theater residency teacher, NJ Performing Arts Center (2004-2016)
Associate Project Director, Queens Theater in the Park (2008-2010)
Arts instructor for children with autism and related disabilities, The Children’s Institute (2007-2010)
Teacher and director, The Pingry School (2012-2014)
Teacher and director, Youth Stages (2003-2015)
Teacher and chair of company education, New York Neo-Futurists (2006-2016)


M.F.A., directing - The New School for Drama
B.A., theater - Oberlin College
Fine and Performing Arts Community Action Fellowship
Trained facilitator for equity, diversity, & inclusion

* NY Innovative Theater Award
† Kennedy Center Residency Award
‡ Drama Desk Nomination

full CV available upon request

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