Jessica Rizzo is a writer, director, and dramaturg. She holds a D.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama, where she served as Associate Editor of Theater magazine and was awarded the John W. Gassner Prize for Criticism. She has taught at the Yale School of Drama, Yale College, and Bryn Mawr College. In 2017, She directed the North American premiere of Elfriede Jelinek’s Shadow. Eurydice Says in New York City. Her writing has appeared in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Theater, TDR, Austrian Studies, the Theatre Times, Vice, LA’s Cultural Weekly, and Romania’s Scena.ro. She is the New York City editor of the Theatre Times. Jessicarizzoinvestigations.com
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PAFA and PPAC present the Women’s Mobile Museum
Portraits in other colors
Zanele Muholi and the Women’s Mobile Museum showcase local and international women photographers at PAFA. Jessica Rizzo reviews.
Philly Fringe 2018: 'ear-whispered': Works by Tania El Khoury
On the border
Lebanese interdisciplinary artist Tania El Khoury’s 'ear-whispered' adopts novel aesthetic strategies to communicate the experience of the victims and survivors of the Middle East refugee crisis. Jessica Rizzo reviews.
PhilaMOCA presents Final Girls Berlin Film Festival
Death (and dismemberment) to patriarchy
The Final Girls Berlin Film Festival gave Philly a look at the horror genre through a female lens. Jessica Rizzo reviews.
SoLow Fest 2018: I-Chia Chiu and Mason Rosenthal's 'Aisle'
Shopping solo at SoLow Fest
I-Chia Chiu and Mason Rosenthal’s SoLow Fest entry 'Aisle' makes magic from the mundane. Jessica Rizzo reviews.
SoLow Fest 2018: Katharina Schmidt and Victoria Moyer's 'Eraserhead 2.0'
Frowning face with open mouth
The highlight of 'Eraserhead 2.0,' a SoLow Fest entry by Victoria Moyer and Katharina Schmidt, was a screaming goat. Jessica Rizzo reviews.
Larry Becker Contemporary Art presents 'Karen Baumeister / Joseph Marioni'
Karen Baumeister and Joseph Marioni’s paintings revel in the possibilities of abstraction at Larry Becker Contemporary Art. Jessica Rizzo reviews.
FringeArts presents Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s 'Séancers'
The medium and the message
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko stages spiritual crisis and reconciliation in 'Séancers' at FringeArts. Jessica Rizzo reviews.
Brian Sanders JUNK presents 'Dancing Dead IPX'
Flying zombies take over the Shiloh Baptist Church in Brian Sanders JUNK’s 'Dancing Dead IPX.' Jessica Rizzo reviews.
Icebox Project Space presents Bread and Puppet Theater's 'The Basic Byebye Show'
So long, it's been good to know you
Vermont's Bread and Puppet Theater visit Philly for a consciousness-raising good time with its "bad" play 'The Basic Byebye Show.' Jessica Rizzo reviews.