Shows

The directors of PROTOTYPE Festival have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s tenth anniversary season to January of 2023. If you hold tickets for PROTOTYPE shows, you will receive an email shortly from us or our partner institutions about options. We appreciate your patience.

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Artist Conversation
World Premiere

THE ALL SING
“HERE LIES JOY”

The All Sing has been postponed. A future date will be announced in due course. Bringing together more than 1,000 people, The All Sing weaves a vibrant tapestry of sound, poetic justice, and hope.

This event has been postponed. A future date will be announced in due course.

World Premiere

THE HANG

The Hang is a ritual celebration of queerness, questions, and the eternity of a moment.

The directors of PROTOTYPE Festival have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s tenth anniversary season to January of 2023.

Ticket buyers will receive communication from the festival and its various box offices about ticketing options this week.

World Premiere

TRADE

A story of two men in working-class Dublin, both trapped within their own lives. Set in a cheap hotel room, Older Man has solicited Young Man for a sexual encounter and is trapped by his marriage, his sexuality, and his deepening feelings for Young Man. Young Man is trapped by his need for money to support a young baby.

The directors of PROTOTYPE Festival have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s tenth anniversary season to January of 2023.

Ticket buyers will receive communication from the festival and its various box offices about ticketing options this week.

World Premiere

CANNABIS!
A VIPER VAUDEVILLE

A theatrical concert exploring the history of cannabis using music, dance, and spoken word grounded in the Hip Hop tradition of the remix and mashup. CANNABIS! A VIPER VAUDEVILLE weaves the music of icons and personal narratives, and is a time traveling tale invokes a tradition of rebel spaces — sites of music, healing, and resistance.

The directors of PROTOTYPE Festival have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s tenth anniversary season to January of 2023.

Ticket buyers will receive communication from the festival and its various box offices about ticketing options this week.

U.S. Premiere

BOOK OF MOUNTAINS & SEAS

Inspired by ancient Chinese myths of the same title, these mythological stories have become part of Chinese written & oral history over the years, shifted & reshaped to match contemporary times. This 21st-century adaptation through the lens of our modern-day relationship with the natural world conjures a sense of respect and awe for the environment and challenges us to be stewards of the resources we have.

The directors of PROTOTYPE Festival have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s tenth anniversary season to January of 2023.

Ticket buyers will receive communication from the festival and its various box offices about ticketing options this week.

World Premiere

MARCHITA

Silvana Estrada summons a new passage for her debut album Marchita by exposing the songs using the movement of the body and a vocal quartet in an intimate ritual with melodies that burst from tradition, loss, and love.

The directors of PROTOTYPE Festival have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s tenth anniversary season to January of 2023.

Ticket buyers will receive communication from the festival and its various box offices about ticketing options this week.

Digital Offering

UNDINE

A mermaid addicted to plastic disrupts the thoroughly boring lives of a burnt-out female plumber and her neighbour, a lonely philosopher. Can they still ignore the repressed longings that the mermaid has aroused?

The directors of PROTOTYPE Festival have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s tenth anniversary season to January of 2023.

Ticket buyers will receive communication from the festival and its various box offices about ticketing options this week.

Support PROTOTYPE

Contributions support PROTOTYPE: Opera | Theatre | Now, the annual festival of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre works by pioneering artists from New York City and around the world, co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE.

A contribution to PROTOTYPE is a statement of support for the future of opera theatre and music theatre; thank you for joining us in pushing our industry into a new era of creativity and ingenuity.

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An important announcement for PROTOTYPE 2022

With heavy hearts, we write to share that we must postpone our festival to January 2023. COVID has ravaged New York City and severely disrupted our ability to produce our festival in terms of artist and staff illnesses, travel complications, cartage delays and more. In line with the other major January festivals, we have decided it is best for all involved to not gather this year. This decision is not taken lightly, as our hearts and spirits have been driving toward being together and sharing the glorious work of our artists.

In the meantime, we will honor all of our financial commitments for this year’s Festival, including those impacted by the postponement, in order to ensure that all contracts for artists and creative teams, production staff, and seasonal employees are paid in full for the incredible work they have been creating. We see this as our responsibility, despite a $200,000 loss in box office revenue for us and our partner institutions.

If you hold tickets for PROTOTYPE shows, you will receive an email shortly from us or our partners about options. We appreciate your patience.

We thank you for your patronage and look forward to bringing our community together next season when, hopefully, we can gather again.

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