Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Amy Trompetter

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Rosendale, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1999

Amy Trompetter is a puppeteer, trumpeter, World Theater historian, teacher, and community organizer. She founded Redwing Blackbird Theater in the late 90’s as a workshop and performance space in the Hudson Valley of New York. Her roots are in Bread & Puppet Theater in the 1960’s in NYC. She has taught, directed, and performed all over the globe. She is the driving force behind the theater's drive to invent new forms, connect with the broad range of world theater traditions, address the urgency of local and global issues. Amy taught as an assistant professor of Theater at Antioch (tenure), Bates, Bard, and Barnard colleges. For several years she taught as part of the Bard Prison Initiative.



Amy Trompetter worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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