Stephanie Fleischmann

(book & lyrics) grew up steeped in music and has more coats than she knows what to do with. An alumnus of New Dramatists and a former core writer at the Playwrights Center, she writes plays, libretti, lyrics, and more… She is a recipient of the Frederick Loewe Award, an NEA Opera/Theater Commissioning Grant, a NYSCA Individual Artist Commission, 2 NYFA fellowships, and a Tennessee Williams Fellowship, among others. Selected works for theater include: Red Fly/Blue Bottle (music by Christina Campanella), The Collecting Place, What the Moon Saw, Tinder, Eloise & Ray (a Village Voice Season Highlight), Tally Ho, Omonia-3, The Street of Useful Things, The World Speed Carnival, The Hotel Carter (music by Jenny Giering), Viper, Far Sea Pharisee (music by Miki Navazio). Her work has been produced/developed internationally and across the U.S. at venues including: Noorderzon Festival (Netherlands), Exit Festival (France), Hellenic Centre of ITI (Greece), EMPAC, Son of Semele, Roadworks, Integrity, Synchronicity, Act II, Empty Space, and L.A. Theatreworks. And in NYC at: T41, HERE, New Georges, Chocolate Factory, Soho Rep, Public Theater, Knitting Factory, Interart, and more. Residencies: HARP (Here Arts Center), DPI, Mabou Mines/Suite, Macdowell, Hedgebrook… She has contributed texts to the music of Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth and wrote the lyrics, dramaturged & co-devised The Americans & The Greeks at Juilliard with director Brian Mertes. She has collaborated with directors Melissa Kievman, Mallory Catlett, Joe Calarco, Linsay Firman, Matthew McCray, Debbie Saivetz, David Herskovits, Sabrina Peck, and others. She is published by Play, A Journal of Plays, Playscripts.com, Smith&Krauss, and teaches playwriting at Skidmore College. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College, where she studied with the inimitable Mac Wellman. She is a New Georges affiliated artist and a co-founder of Latitude 14.

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