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Stephanie Fleischmann

Stephanie Fleischmann

Stephanie Fleischmann is a playwright and librettist/lyricist whose texts serve as blueprints for intricate three-dimensional sonic and visual worlds. Her works have been developed and performed internationally and across the U.S. and include: Red Fly/Blue Bottle, with music by Christina Campanella (Latitude 14: HERE Arts Center; Noorderzon Festival, NL; EMPAC), Tinder (Exit Festival, Creteil, France), The Secret Lives of Coats (Playlabs, Whitman College), Tally Ho (London's Roundhouse Studio and Atlanta's Synchronicity), The Street of Useful Things (Act II), What the Moon Saw (Son of Semele; Interart), The World Speed Carnival (Soho Rep SummerCamp), The Wonder Seeker (Empty Space, Seattle), and song lyrics and dramaturgy for The Greeks Parts 2 and 3 and The Americans at Juilliard, with director Brian Mertes. Other venues include Bristol Old Vic (U.K.), Christine Jones' T41, The Hollywood Bowl, Symphony Space, Asolo Rep. She has written the libretti for operas Another Sky and The Long Walk, commissioned by American Lyric Theater, with composer Jeremy Howard Beck, recipient of a 2013 Opera America development grant. She collaborates frequently with the Lake Lucille Project.

Additional grants and awards include: NEA Opera/Music-Theater grant for Far Sea Pharisee (music by Miki Navazio), 2 NYFA Fellowships, the Whitfield Cook Award for Eloise & Ray, the Frederic Loewe Award for The Hotel Carter (music by Jenny Giering), the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust and a Playwrights Center Core Writer Alumnus grant for The Secret Lives of Coats (music by Christina Campanella). For Red Fly/Blue Bottle she received a NYSCA Individual Artist Theater Commission. The project has also received funding support from the New York State Music Fund, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Tobin Foundation, among others. Residencies include: American Lyric Theater, MacDowell, HARP, Hedgebrook, Mabou Mines/Suite, Digital Performance Institute, Chashama, and the Chocolate Factory. She is an alumna of both New Dramatists and the Core Writer program at the Playwrights Center.

Ms. Fleischmann was Tennessee Williams Fellow in Playwriting at Sewanee, University of the South, and teaches at Skidmore College. MFA: Brooklyn College (studied with Mac Wellman). New Georges affiliated artist and a founding member of Latitude 14 (http://www.latitude14.org).