After just three years on the scene, PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now has been deemed “suddenly indispensable” by The New Yorker. And The New York Times called the 2015 festival “bracingly innovative…a point of reference.” PROTOTYPE has produced and presented 91 performances, shared the work of more than 275 local, national, and international artists, exposed visionary work to more that 9,000 people, and filled 19 stages across multiple boroughs of New York City. It has unleashed a powerful wave of opera-theatre and music-theatre from a new generation of classical and post-classical composers and librettists, and as Opera News proclaimed, “has become a major leader in opera theatre for the twenty-first century."
Now blazing into its fourth season, PROTOTYPE returns January 6-17, 2016. Beth Morrison Projects and HERE have come together to bring you a striking celebration of opera and a stellar array of artists, presenting new works by Du Yun & Royce Vavrek, Heidi Rodewald & Donna Di Novelli, David T. Little & Royce Vavrek, Donnacha Dennehy & Enda Walsh, Jorge Sosa & Laura Sosa Pedroza, Dez Mona & B.O.X., and Bombay Rickey – at HERE and our partner presenting venues – 3LD Art & Technology Center, NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, St. Ann’s Warehouse, National Sawdust, and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).