Zack Winokur ’07
Zach Winokur is co-founder and artistic director of AMOC (American Modern Opera Company); and served as artistic director of NY PopsUp, an initiative to reopen the performing arts across New York State with over 300 free and public performances featuring hundreds of artists from February to July 2021. He also co-teaches a transdisciplinary storytelling class at Harvard with Davóne Tines.

Recent directing highlights include Mammoth, featuring Yo-Yo Ma 400 feet underground inside Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky; Tristan and Isolde at the Santa Fe Opera; Messiaen’s Harawi at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, De Singel, Elbphilharmonie; Only an Octave Apart, starring Justin Vivian Bond and Anthony Roth Costanzo, at St. Ann’s Warehouse, the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Opera, Wilton’s Music Hall in London, and the Spoleto Festival USA; EASTMAN, a commission from Little Island’s inaugural festival centering the work and life of composer Julius Eastman; his “rich, seamless” (The New York Times) production of The Black Clown at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and the American Repertory Theater; his “darkly captivating” (The New York Times) production of Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine by Tyshawn Sorey and Claudia Rankine, starring Julia Bullock on the grand staircase of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and other productions at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Dutch National Opera, and Stanford Live.