Julia Mauro Bumke is an opera and theater dramaturg, arts writer, and nonprofit strategist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Her collaborations include workshops and world premieres with Opera Philadelphia, Music-Theatre Group, the American Repertory Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and the John Duffy Institute for New Opera, among others. She has also served as a script evaluator for the O’Neill’s National Playwrights Conference, the A.R.T., and Williamstown Theater Festival. Julia is a current member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).
Julia received her M.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Theater Studies from the American Repertory Theater’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University in 2015. As part of her graduate training, Julia completed a three-month residency at the Moscow Art Theatre School, where she served as a literary consultant on the Moscow Art Theatre’s A Streetcar Named Desire, and wrote about Russian theatrical trends for Theatre Communications Group and Culturebot.
Julia also serves as a nonprofit strategist, specializing in fundraising and institutional writing, with organizations including BalletX, The Wilma Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the A.R.T. She graduated from Princeton with an A.B. in History, concentrating in Theater and American Studies. She recently completed the National Critics Institute at the O’Neill Theater Center, where she studied critical writing with Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune.
When she isn’t working in opera and theater, Julia performs as a French horn player, and received a degree in music performance from The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division. She’ll be serving as a section leader for the world premiere of David Lang’s Symphony for a Broken Orchestra with Temple Contemporary in December 2017.