Artistic director of the Goodman Theatre Robert Falls (left), Chief Dramaturg of the Bavarian State Theater Sebastian Huber (middle), and Amy Stebbins. Hosted by the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

NEW OPERA DIALOGUES is an international platform for opera creators and producers to discuss, debate, and dialogue about contemporary opera aesthetics as well as best practices for new work development.

THE CHICAGO-MUNICH THEATER EXCHANGE was a Transatlantic exchange between theaters in Chicago and Munich on the topic of new play development. The exchange included two parts, one in Munich and one in Chicago. Program activities included: public panels, internal discussions, rehearsal visits, and production excursions.  Participating institutions included: The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theater, Goethe-Institut Chicago, Bavarian State Theater, and the M√ľnchner Kammerspiele.  The exchange was organized in the context of a German Chancellor Fellowship funded by the Office of the German Chancellor and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation