2013 Festival Program

Prototype Vision

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now is an annual festival of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre works by pioneering artists from NYC and around the world. This two-week event, distilling the curatorial visions of Beth Morrison (of BMP), Kristin Marting and Kim Whitener (both of HERE), is presented annually at HERE in Soho, and at various venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The inaugural 2013 Festival spotlighted the high-caliber creations of Mohammed Fairouz, 33 1/3 Collective, Timur and the Dime Museum, David T. Little, Paola Prestini, and more.


“Opera and musical-theater jubilee...a sudden explosion of great new chamber works.”
— Time Out New York, December 2013

“The contemporary mini music drama has found its impresarios in Kristin ­Marting, Beth Morrison, and Kim Whitener. They’re the nimble founders of ­Prototype, a pop-up festival that should quickly evolve into a New York institution. Armed with a jaunty slogan—“Opera/Theater/Now!”—the producers managed to pull off 29 performances of five premieres in three venues this past week. Audiences materialized too. ”
— New York Magazine, January 2013

Festival Slideshow

Check out some visuals from this year's festival

Curatorial Policy

PROTOTYPE is a curated festival and applications are not accepted.