First Name
Julia
Middle Name
Mauro
Last Name
Bumke
State or Province
PA
Country
Job Title
New work dramaturg, theater and opera
Biography
Julia is a Philadelphia-based new work dramaturg who is passionate about fostering playwrights, librettists, and composers at all stages of their careers. She is the Director of Education at PlayPenn, a new play development organization, where she curates playwriting courses for adult writers at all levels.

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 playwrights at PlayPenn’s emerging writers lab 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. 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 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.
Languages Spoken
Russian, French
Interested in freelance opportunities
Yes