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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Out of Bounds 2017
A series of short, free performances of new works in public spaces.
January 5-7, 9, 11 & 12, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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