Paul Schick is Artistic Director of Real Time Opera, which has been producing new works since 2002. He has written libretti for numerous operas, including Pedr Solis by Per Bloland, NOVA by Lewis Nielson, Iphis/Ianthe by Shea Pierre, A House In Bali by Evan Ziporyn, Feynman by Jack Vees, and Sunburst, Amarama and Cactus Co. by Dan Plonsey. He is currently working on two theatrical texts for Chinese-American composer Kui Dong. Schick has served on the directing staffs of the Wiener Staatsoper, the Teatro alla Scala, the Bayerische Staatsoper, and the Salzburger Festspiele, and has directed for stage, television, and film. His work has been performed in Europe, Asia, and the US. He has been Visiting Professor at Antioch University, Case Western Reserve University, and at Oberlin College and its Conservatory of Music, where he taught both Musicology and German Language and Literatures. Schick holds a PhD in Musicology from Yale University. He divides his time between France and Ohio.