WENDY MATEO

Artistic Associate

Since 2019

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 CityBlood 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 Diazwritten 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

EDUCATION

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CREDITS AND AWARDS

  • THEATRE CREDITS

    Chicago:

    • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
    • Goodman Theatre
    • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
    • Chicago Children’s Theater
    • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • FILM CREDITS

    • Love in the Time of Irony (in production 2017)
  • TELEVISION CREDITS

    • Betrayal (ABC)
    • Tam and Kevin Under 60 (Webseries)
  • AWARDS

    • Jeff Award for Choreography (The Baron in the Trees, Hard Times, and Lookingglass Alice at Lookingglass Theatre; The All Night Strutat Marriott Theatre)
    • 3Arts Award for Choreography (2014)
    • Illinois Theater Associations Award of Honor for Outstanding Contributions (2015)