Ensemble Member

Since 2024

Wendy Mateo (she/her) is a Chicago-based director, actor, writer, and filmmaker. Wendy has worked the boards at Lookingglass Theatre in Big Lake Big City, Blood Wedding, and Beyond Caring; those roles for her, impacted the direction of what it means to be an artist. Wendy is committed to rewriting the narrative of theater and media to be a more inclusive space. In addition to her independently produced short films like Good Mothers and Identified, last year she co-directed Sunset 1919 with Lorena Diaz, written by J. Nicole Brooks, and produced by Lookingglass Theatre. This year presented a new opportunity and Wendy is now co-artistic director of Teatro Vista along with Lorena Diaz, continuing to create artistic opportunities for underrepresented voices. Wendy wants to thank Matt and Talula and the larger Chicago artistic community for their ongoing love and support. 

Bio as of 2021

Artist Media

Lookingglass Productions

Credits And Awards

Theatre Credits


  • American Repertory Theater
  • Actors Theater of Louisville
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • The Getty Villa

Film Credits

  • Jessica
  • Older Children
  • A Good Person
  • Ballad

Television Credits

  • Chicago Med (NBC)


  • Jeff award for Best Supporting Actor for Glass Menagerie (Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.)
  • Jeff Award for Best Ensemble for All Our Tragic (The Hypocrites)


Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University