Stephanie Fleischmann

BFA, Wesleyan University
MFA, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Playwriting & Advanced Playwriting

A 2014–15 Howard Foundation Fellow in Playwriting, Stephanie Fleischmann writes plays, music theater, and opera libretti. Her work has been presented internationally and across the U.S. Her libretto for The Long Walk premieres at Opera Saratoga in July 2015; The Property, commissioned by Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Lyric Unlimited, premieres in February 2015. Upcoming commissions include libretti for Houston Grand Opera’s HGOCo and another as of yet unnamed opera to premiere in NYC in 2019.

Selected plays: Eloise & Ray (New Georges, Roadworks). Tally Ho (London’s Roundhouse studio, NYLon Productions), The Street of Useful Things (Pew Charitable Trust Theater Initiative project grant, Act II), What the Moon Saw (Son of Semele), The World Speed Carnival (Soho Rep Summer Camp), The Wonder Seeker (The Empty Space), and Omonia-3 (Athens, Greece). Additional venues include: Christine Jones’ T41, Asolo Rep, Sightlines, Voice & Vision.

Selected music-theater works: Red Fly/Blue Bottle and Tinder (Latitude 14: Noorderzon Festival, NL; Exit Festival, Paris; EMPAC, Troy, NY; premiere, HERE Arts Center, NYC) and The Secret Lives of Coats (premiere: Red Eye, Minneapolis, all with music by Christina Campanella); The Hotel Carter; and lyrics and dramaturgy for The Greeks Parts 2 and 3 and The Americans at Juilliard with director Brian Mertes.

Grants and awards: 2 NYSCA Individual Artist Commissions, Opera America Repertoire Development Grant, NEA Opera/Music-Theater commissioning grant, 2 NYFA Fellowships (fiction), Frederick Loewe Award, the Whitfield Cook Award and support from New York State Music Fund, the Greenwall Foundation, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, LMCC, and the Tobin Foundation. Residencies/fellowships: American Lyric Theater, New Dramatists, Playwrights Center Core Writer, MacDowell, HARP, Tennessee Williams Fellow in Playwriting (Sewanee), Hedgebrook, Mabou Mines/Suite, Whitman College, DPI, Chashama, and the Chocolate Factory, Olin Fellowship.

Recent collaborations: The Seagull (lyrics, dramaturgy, story producer for film produced by Anton’s Week), and text and dramaturgy for Andy Dawson’s The Russian Doctor, based on Chekhov’s Sakhalin Island (developed at Mass MoCA and premiered at Birmingham Rep, UK, supported by the Wellcome Trust).

Published by: Play, A Journal of Plays; Playscripts.com; Smith and Krauss and numerous periodicals.