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Marianna Mott Newirth

A New York librettist, writer & creative producer who generates new works for the stage and the mind.

Marianna Mott Newirth is a New York librettist, playwright & creative producer. Her short opera works have been performed from Toronto to Munich with a number of her short plays workshopped throughout NYC. She’s edited work for the International Association for Music and Medicine online journal and currently serves as President of the New York Opera Alliance. She is co-founder (circa 2022) of Opera Praktikos, an interabled opera company . She has volunteered on a number of not-for-profit boards including the National Federation for Business and Professional Women and the YMCA Camps. Her first full-length opera with composer/librettist, Carla Lucero*, is 'touch' on the radical adult life of Helen Keller. 'touch' is commissioned by Opera Birmingham and a recipient of the Opera America Commissioning Grant for Women Composers* 2022. Marianna is a 'graduate' of the BMP - Producer Academy and has served as a librettist fellow for the Really Spicy Opera aria institute.

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Creative Producers Take Their Seat at the Table
Essay

Creative Producers Take Their Seat at the Table

4 October 2021

Independent producers Jennifer Harrison Newman and Marianna Mott Newirth kick off the Creative and Independent Producer Alliance (CIPA) series by reflecting on the creation of CIPA and highlighting the role and importance of creative and independent producers in the theatre field.

Creative and Independent Producer Alliance
Series

Creative and Independent Producer Alliance

(CIPA)

Opera and Puppetry
List

Opera and Puppetry

Exploring the gap between two worlds