Shows: Event Listing

anatomy theater

January 7 – January 14 | $30

New York City Premiere

Darkly humorous, anatomy theater follows the progression of an English murderess from her confession to execution, to denouncement, and finally to dissection, including an anatomy lesson for curious onlookers.

Breaking the Waves

January 6 – January 9 | $30-75

New York City Premiere

Breaking the Waves tells the story of Bess, a religious woman, whose marital vows are tested when her husband is paralyzed in an offshore oil rig accident. As this psychological drama unfolds, Bess’s unrelenting selflessness escalates towards a devastating finale.

Mata Hari

January 5 – January 14 | $30

World Premiere 

Mata Hari is a hybrid opera-theatre piece inspired by the legendary and controversial female mystic dancer Mata Hari, who was executed for espionage during World War One.

Silent Voices

January 14 – January 15 | $30 | $23 with PROTO Pack

Multi-Media Concert

A multi-media stage work by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus celebrating the power of youth to inspire change and give voice to the marginalized and silenced. With commissioned music by Sahba Aminikia, Jeff Beal, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Shara Nova, Toshi Reagon, & DJ Spooky

Funeral Doom Spiritual

January 13 – January 14 | $30

New York Premiere / Multi-Media Concert

Drawing on themes of apocalypse, end times, and rapture found in Negro Spirituals, this new music-theatre work exhumes legacies of racial violence while longing for the forthcoming destruction of the white supremacy world.

Rev. 23

January 14 | $30

Work-In-Progress Concert

Rev. 23, the hitherto unpublished last chapter of the Book of Revelation, narrates the battle to recapture Paradise-on-Earth and restore the balance of good and evil. It's Lucifer v. Archangel Michael. No one is exempt from this battle.

Secondary Dominance

January 6 – January 14 | $30

Secondary Dominance
World Premiere / Multimedia Concert

A musical assemblage composed by multi-genre artist Sarah Small (creator of The Delirium Constructions) synthesizes genres from Balkan folk to contemporary chamber, industrial, renaissance, rock, rap, and punk in lush Tableaux and synchronized movement.

5th Anniversary Soirée

January 10 | $300

Five years of heart-stopping opera deserves a drink. Come raise a glass with us at our 5th Anniversary Soirée and support the festival that became the "teenage hacker of the opera world" (New Yorker) fresh out of the gate in year one, and has since become “the go-to spot for brilliantly produced new indie chamber opera”(WSJ) and "more central to the future of opera with every passing year.” (NY Times). With Renée Fleming as Honorary Co-Chair, this unforgettable party will be co-hosted by the magnetic Nathan Gunn and the virtuosic Taylor Mac and include craft cocktails, lush hors d'oeuvres, and exquisite desserts.

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.

A series of short, free performances of new works in public spaces.