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Julia Mauro Bumke is a new work dramaturg 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 mentors emerging playwrights at PlayPenn’s The Foundry, and has served as a reader for the O’Neill’s National Playwrights Conference, SPACE on Ryder Farm, the A.R.T., and Williamstown Theater Festival. Julia is a proud member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).

Julia is also a nonprofit strategist who specializes in institution-building, serving organizations including Emma’s Torch, 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 completed the National Critics Institute at the O’Neill Theater Center in 2017, where she studied critical writing with Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune.

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 wrote about Russian theatrical trends for Theatre Communications Group and Culturebot.

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 recently served as a section leader for the world premiere of David Lang’s Symphony for a Broken Orchestra with Temple Contemporary in December 2017.


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