Discipline: Theatre – libretto

Amy Stebbins

Discipline: Theatre – libretto
Region: Dortmund, GERMANY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Amy Stebbins is a director and librettist working at the intersection of contemporary opera and new media. Her opera Mauerschau (Bavarian State Opera, 2016) was awarded the Munich Festival Prize. Additional commissions include world premieres at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Augsburg State Theater, and the Neuköllner Opera. Stebbins' artistic training took place at the Berlin Volksbühne under the auspices of the Fulbright Foundation. Together with composer Hauke Berheide, she is the co-founder of New Opera Dialogues, an artist-led platform to promote international dialogue about aesthetics and best institutional practices for contemporary opera. She received a B.A. in history and literature at Harvard and a Ph.D. in Germanic studies and cinema and media studies at The University of Chicago.

At MacDowell, Stebbins developed the concept and scenario for "C:\>title LABYRINTH" a new, immersive chamber opera for the Augsburg State Theater in collaboration with Hauke Berheide.


Phi Beta

Amy Stebbins worked in the Phi Beta studio.

Funded by the Phi Beta Fraternity, a national professional fraternity of music and speech founded in 1912, Phi Beta Studio was built between 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is a simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is…

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