This skilled creative collective could wrap their arms around the globe. Much respect, big hugs.
Jonathan RizzardiFacultyYouth Programs
Jonathan M. Rizzardi (they/he) is a Seattle-area performing artist and theatre historian. After moving from Washington, D.C. to complete their PhD in Theatre History and Theory at the University of Washington School of Drama, Jonathan has continued to teach youth theatre, act, facilitate arts educator training programs, and develop social activist-focused curriculum here in the PNW. A Lecturer in Education and University Supervisor for Master of Arts in Education teacher candidates at Pacific Lutheran University, Jonathan earned his BA and Master of Arts in Teaching at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he was winner of the Margaret Eagle Dixon Award in Literature and Maryland’s Teachers of Promise distinction. Rizzardi teaches with Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and has grown by learning alongside students with Imagination Stage, Everyman Theatre, Young Playwrights’ Theater, The Bell Tower Theatre, and as a guest artist in schools across the country. On stage, they have performed with Monumental Theatre Company, Theatre Prometheus, Source, Dacha Theatre, Tenth Muse Productions, Kensington Arts Theatre, Watermelon Inc., IStage, and Round House Theatre. Jonathan hopes to support the educational and artistic aspirations of children of all ages!