Zan VaiLento is a Manhattan-based theatre director and artist

Recent directing includes Ty Baumann’s Utopia (NY Summerfest 2018), Jessica McIlquham's Sons & Dogs: A Folk-Funk Musical (Royal Family), Bright and Brave (Dixon Place), Charlie’s Room (FigFag Feast). Other directing credits include Sound Bites 3.0, NY Fringe Festival, Duplex Cabaret. Associate director of John Cameron Mitchell’s upcoming podcast-musical, Anthem: Homunculus.  Former associate artistic director of Theatre Now New York.

Zan's theatrical background also includes acting in TV, off-broadway and regional theatre. Nine productions on crew at Theatre for a New Audience including the 2017 Obie-winning The Skin of Our Teeth. formerly credited as Matthew ZanFagna