PAST SHOWS

New York Premiere

Fellow Travelers

Fellow Travelers is an extraordinary personal journey through the intriguing, gut-wrenching world of the 1950s American witch-hunts, its deceits and betrayals, and the often-overlooked “Lavender Scare.”

January 12 & 13, 2018

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World Premiere, Chamber Version

Acquanetta

In Acquanetta, the spirit of 1940s horror movies is turned inside out in a bravura, one-act deconstruction of the genre that explores how vision relates to identity.

January 9-13, 2018

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World Premiere

The Echo Drift

Convicted murderer Walker Loats must choose between serving her time in solitary and taking a shortcut to rig the game in her favor. The Echo Drift explores the freewheeling nature of the mind when it is robbed of external stimuli.

January 10, 12 – 13, 18 – 20, 2018

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World Premiere | Multi-Media Concert

Black Inscription

With three veteran creators drawing on the most powerful aspects of rock, classical, and pop music, Black Inscription is a multimedia contemporary song cycle that plunges into the earth’s final frontier and exposes our ever-changing grasp of it.

January 11-13 and 17-20, 2018

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US Premiere

IYOV

An extraordinary Ukrainian opera named for the Hebrew word for Job, IYOV blends an emotional journey, the birth of a new sound, and the endless possibilities of the human voice.

January 15-16 and 18-20, 2018

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US Premiere

Secrets

Secrets conveys anonymous testimonies from audiences concerning life, love, and death. The sung, whispered, or projected passages will be recognizable for the ‘authors’ of the secrets, while transcending the individual experience with their deeply human, universal dimension.

January 13 & 14, 2018

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Work-in-Progress Concert

Stranger Love

Stranger Love is a love story and the story of love, unfolding to the rhythm of the seasons. Set against the ever-expanding universe, the opera unfolds on vast time-scale in a grand celebration of life itself.

January 16 & 17, 2018

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New Works in Public Spaces

Out of Bounds 2018

PROTOTYPE’s second iteration of Out of Bounds, a series of short, free performances of new works in public spaces.

January 11, 14, 18, 19, 2018

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New York Premiere

anatomy theater

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.

January 7, 8, and 10-14, 2017

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New York Premiere

Breaking the Waves

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.

January 6, 7 & 9, 2017

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World Premiere

Mata Hari

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.

January 5-8 and 11-14, 2017

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Multi-Media Concert

Silent Voices

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

January 14 & 15, 2017

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New York Premiere

Funeral Doom Spiritual

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.

January 13 & 14, 2017

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Work-in-Progress Concert

Rev. 23

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.

January 14, 2017

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World Premiere

Secondary Dominance

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.

January 6, 7, and 11-14, 2017

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New Works in Public Spaces

Out of Bounds 2017

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

January 5-7, 9, 11 & 12, 2017

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World Premiere

Angel’s Bone

Angel’s Bone follows the plight of two angels whose nostalgia for earthly delights has, mysteriously, brought them back to our world. This world premiere work of opera-theatre explores the dark effects and motivations behind modern-day slavery and the trafficking industry.

Jan 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, & 17, 2016

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New York Premiere

Dog Days

Dog Days is a work of contemporary opera-theatre that investigates the psychology of a working class American family pitted against a not-so-distant-future wartime scenario. Dog Days explores the ultimate struggle of humanity—stuck between nature’s indifference and society’s barely restrained brutality.

January 9-11, 2016

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First-Look Presentation

The Good Swimmer

Part requiem, part lifesaving drill, The Good Swimmer is a new music-theatre piece set entirely on a surf beach. The piece translates the kinship relationships of a Greek tragedy to a family of lifeguards during the early days of the Vietnam War.

January 7–10 & 12–17, 2016

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American Premiere

The Last Hotel

A woman meets a couple in a hotel parking lot. All three are nervous. They have come to seal a pact. Walsh’s fifth American Premiere at St. Ann’s, The Last Hotel reunites the creators of Misterman (with Cillian Murphy) and arrives after engagements at the Royal Opera House, Edinburgh International and Dublin Theatre Festivals.

January 8-10, 12, 15-17, 2016

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American Premiere / Concert

Saga

Sága is a theatrical song cycle, which deals with “homecoming” as its main theme. Sága tells stories about the soul and goes in search of their love for the land, a home, and the world in which they live. The songs emanate from the continuous search for ideal geographical and spiritual surroundings.

January 9 & 10, 2016

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Opera-Cabaret Presentation

Bombay Rickey

Bombay Rickey is a five-piece, Brooklyn-based band that plays both covers and original music that borrow equally from the worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti Westerns, and Bollywood, balanced out with a “little” coloratura soprano. Their new work explores the life of Peruvian singer Yma Sumac.

January 8, 9 and 15, 16, 2016

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Concert Reading

La Reina

La Reina is an electro-acoustic opera with text in Spanish and English. Drawing its narrative from the drug trade in Mexico and the United States, the opera is inspired by some of the most vivid real-life players in this increasingly violent war from the past and present.

January 17, 2016

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World Premiere

The Scarlet Ibis

Inspired by the 1960 short story by James Hurst, The Scarlet Ibis is a new American opera that explores the pain and wonder of childhood. With music by composer Stefan Weisman, libretto by David Cote and direction by Mallory Catlett, the piece fuses singers, puppets and nimble, multimedia stagecraft to evoke a primal, dreamlike landscape where two brothers struggle over the meaning of normal.

January 8-11, 13-14, 16-17, 2015

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New York Premiere

Kansas City Choir Boy

Kansas City Choir Boy is a theatricalized concept album about explosive young love tested by cruel fate, told in a series of mysterious flashbacks. Kansas City Choir Boy is epic and romantic, a love-story for the music-video age and a love-child of the 24-hour news cycle that feeds on the stories of the anonymous “missing.”

January 8-12, and 14-17, 2015

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North American Premiere

Toxic Psalms

Vocal theatre company Carmina Slovenica, world renowned for its unconventional choral storytelling with superb singing, drama, and movement, brings its unique “choregie” concept to New York City for Toxic Psalms. Led by internationally acclaimed conductor Karmina Šilec, the troupe creates a highly theatrical and visceral experience through vocal music that is both unexpected and provocative.

January 8-11, 2015

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World Premiere

Sunken Cathedral

TED fellow, Korean-American composer, and sonic surrealist Bora Yoon, fuses voice, electronics, and instruments from various cultures and centuries with evocative video design to create Sunken Cathedral, a multimedia performance tracing a musical and archetypal journey through the subconscious.

January 14-17, 2015

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