Past Shows

PROTOTYPE Conversations 2015

Artist’s Praise

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About the Show

We are pleased to offer a series of substantive conversations, panels and talkbacks, with pioneering artists and visionary leaders in the opera-theatre and music-theatre world. 

The Power of the Collective Voice

January 10 following the 3pm showing of Toxic Psalms 
St. Ann’s Warehouse 

The Power of the Collective Voice will feature vocal theatre innovator Karmina Šilec with other special guests discussing the collective voice as the ultimate shared human experience.

Hybrid Storytelling in Opera

January 11 after the 2pm showing of The Scarlet Ibis
HERE Mainstage 

Hybrid Storytelling in Opera will feature members of The Scarlet Ibis creative team joined by a panel of guest speakers discussing the use of innovative storytelling techniques in contemporary opera.

Southern Gothic 

January 13 after the 8pm showing of Winter's Child
St. Paul’s Chapel

Southern Gothic will convene the contemporary composers and librettists featured in prototype who have created works steeped in the Southern Gothic aesthetic to discuss the unique experience of creating opera and music-theatre in this realm.

Meet the Artists

January 14 after the 7pm showing of The Scarlet Ibis
HERE Mainstage

This Meet the Artists panel will feature members of The Scarlet Ibis creative team, including the composer and librettist and the production's director, discussing the process of creating this world-premiere opera with sophisticated puppetry that brings the turn of the century Southern world alive.

The Sonic Subconscious

January 17 after the 2:30 pm showing of Sunken Cathedral
La MaMa First Floor Theater 

The Sonic Subconscious will feature Sunken Cathedral lead artist and TED Fellow Bora Yoon along with guest panelists exploring the relationship between sound, psychology, and space.