Joe Mazza’s been photo’ing the world around him since he was this-high.
Over the past 30 years, he’s worked as an artist in many media– playwrighting, puppetry, film, radio, and theater. All of that work informs how he creates with a camera.
His photographs have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, TimeOut Chicago, Chicago Reader (cover photo), American Theatre Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Magazine. Joe is the preproduction photographer for Court Theatre at the University of Chicago— and the photographer for Newcity’s “Leaders of Chicago Culture”. He works regularly with theaters such as The Second City, Steppenwolf, Writers Theatre, Timeline Theatre, The Neo-Futurists, Oracle Productions, Blair Thomas and Company, WildClaw Theatre, Irish Theatre of Chicago, Prologue Theatre, About Face Theatre, The House Theatre, Definition Theatre, Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, The Gift Theatre, Raven Theatre, The Den Theatre, and others.
His play “Art and Her Ugly Sisters” was a Eugene O’Neill Semifinalist– and his solo puppet tragi-toon, “The Hyperbolist” has been performed in Chicago, NYC at HERE Arts Center and The Red Room, and Boston.
see some of Joe Mazza’s other work at http://joemazza.org