PROTOTYPE is the premier festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre. January 5–13, 2019.

Referred to as “one of the great things about being in New York City in January” by Opera News, the 7th annual festival of  PROTOTYPE: Opera l Theatre l Now returns January 5-13, 2019 The pioneering festival features seven presentations that, characteristically, “shift the whole paradigm of what opera is and can be.” (New York Observer)

The 2019 Festival spotlights the imaginative and dramatic work of 22 lead artists, exploring ideas of mental health, ethnicity, and motherhood, as well as concerns around the public justice system and immigration, via three world premieres, two New York premieres, one US premiere, one work-in-progress, and one tribute concert.

The upcoming PROTOTYPE Festival brings you new work by Leah Coloff; Ellen Reid & Roxie Perkins; Michael Joseph McQuilken, Leah Siegel, Amanda Palmer, & Jason Webley; Joseph Keckler; Graham Reynolds & Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City; Frances Pollock & Tia Price; and Matt Marks – at HERE and our partner presenting venues – Irondale, La MaMa, BRIC, French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with Harlem Stage, and Roulette. PROTOTYPE 2019 will also feature a special soirée with enticing guests and the return of PROTOTYPE: Out of Bounds, a series of free, site-specific works in public spaces.

Tickets for PROTOTYPE 2019 will go on sale October 1, 2018. Join our mailing list and be the first to hear about exclusive offers and show information!