Joey Rizzolo

  • Media Lecturer

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Joey Rizzolo ('98) is a director of film and theater, and a teacher of the same. Like much of the art he produced, the artist himself developed in New York, directing plays and musicals ranging from new work to Shakespeare, with a particular penchant for politics and the stories of young people. For years before returning to Oberlin, he was a resident artist with the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival. As one of the early members of the New York Neo-Futurists (with whom he still works as an associate artist), he created and developed new work for nearly 2 decades. Joey is a political director with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and an Epic (capital-E) approach to storytelling.

Spring 2023

Visual Storytelling for Directors — CINE 277
Fundamentals of Cinema Production — CINE 291

Fall 2023

Fundamentals of Cinema Production — CINE 291

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