Amy Rubin

Assistant Professor of Theater
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My teaching philosophy is to help guide students to greater awareness of their own personal aesthetic, giving them the knowledge that their individuality is a key asset in the creative process.

Amy Rubin joined the Conservatory in 2021 as an assistant professor of theater teaching Visual Storytelling. 

Rubin designs environments for theater, opera, dance, and live events. Her visual storytelling creates intimate experiences through the manipulation of space and how the audience views and interacts in the performance. Rubin's New York credits include Octet, Thom Pain (Signature Theatre); Gloria: A Life (Daryl Roth Theatre); Miles for Mary (Playwrights Horizons); All the Fine Boys (The New Group); Aging Magician (New Victory Theater); and Ike at Night (Public Theater). Regional credits include: Gloria (American Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre); Cyrano (Goodspeed Musicals); and Mahagonny/​Medium (Philadelphia Opera), as well as projects at La Jolla Playhouse, Walker Arts Center, MASS MoCA, Z Space, the Kimmel Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Bushwick Starr, HERE, the Flea, Cherry Lane, 3LD, and numerous TED Talks. She previously taught at Harvard University and University of Rochester, and has lectured at MIT and NYU/Tisch, where she received an M.F.A.

Professional Awards and Recognitions

  • Drama Desk Award Nomination, Octet, Outstanding Scenic Design (2020)
  • Henry Hewes Award Nomination, Gloria: Life, Outstanding Scenic Design (2019)
  • Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Miles for Mary, Outstanding Scenic Design (2018)
  • Henry Hewes Award Nomination, Miles for Mary, Outstanding Scenic Design (2018)